Students and Academics at Edinburgh University are greatly concerned by proposals to carve up the School of Scottish Studies, an internationally respected beacon for Scotland’s culture, by separating the world famous archive collection from its associated libraries and from ongoing teaching and research. A student campaign is under way to convince the University and the public that the School of Scottish Studies resources must remain intact and accessible to researchers, ethnologists and to the wider public.
A student spokesperson for the campaign, said: "We see no justification for separating them and thus threatening 60 years of innovative scholarship in the field of Scottish Ethnology and Folklore. The continuing record of the Scottish people contained within the Archives, which features prominently in many taught courses and wider research projects, is at stake. We request that the University allows the staff, students and resources of the Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies to remain complete and united in one building".
We are now inviting the public to support our campaign. We urge Edinburgh University to listen to the consistent and unanimous opinion of this student body, and ask you, the public to join in our determination to protect the School of Scottish Studies resources for us, for scholars of the future and for all of the people of Scotland.
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