I was thrilled a few weeks ago to be approached by The National Library of Scotland , in Edinburgh about Blantyre Project records being stored there. Blantyre’s history is being recorded and preserved by Blantyre Project and currently stored in Blantyre’s libraries in the form of Hardback books. All articles, photos and information gets recorded there in reference books, but to be approached nationally about this is a great honour. (well, at least i think so!)
So, at the end of April 2015, my three books were packaged up and posted off for legal deposit to the reference library. Held in a secure, respectful place, I now have no doubt that what has been written about Blantyre’s history, will last for several centuries. The next phase is for electronic archives to be provided, something which is ongoing.
I could not have done this without the help and input from all Blantyre
Project readers. Obtaining additional information, corrections and social media comments has really assisted piecing together information on Blantyre’s buildings, people and events. Knowing that this local information is there for future generations, sees a huge goal being achieved. Well done all!