Learning with Archives and Local Studies

Archives for Secondary Schools (North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre)


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Did you know that it is free to search the archives of North Lanarkshire? For pupils studying National 4 and above, the archive provides access to primary documents from the 17th century to more recent times.

 

The collections include:

  • The records of the previous administrations in North Lanarkshire (old burghs, parishes, counties, districts and regions), including poor law, school, building and burial records
  • Estate papers, including Hamilton of Dalzell, Drumpellier and Cumbernauld
  • Business collections include William Baird & Co, at one time the largest ironworks in Scotland; Anderson Boyes & Co Ltd, producers of mining equipment; and Thomas Hudson & Co Ltd, manufacturers of boilers and structural ironworks
  • Records of societies and clubs reflecting the wide range of political, cultural, social and leisure activities carried out by local people, e.g. Airdrie Weavers’ Society
  • Papers of private individuals and families
  • Large photographic collections covering the entire area of North Lanarkshire
  • An extensive map collectionsecondary2
  • The records of the Cumbernauld Development Corporation (Cumbernauld New Town)

 

Booking essential. Please call 01698 524712 to arrange a free introductory visit. If you have particular interest, please let the archives team know when you book.