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 ScotlandsPeople Public Library Voucher Scheme , Scotland

ScotlandsPeople Public Library Voucher Scheme

ScotlandsPeople Public Library Voucher Scheme
launch at Kelso Library on Monday 26th January

On the day following the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns and the start of the Homecoming year, Kelso Library played host to the launch of ScotlandsPeople public library voucher scheme for Scottish Borders Council Library and Information Services.

ScotlandsPeople is the official government source for genealogical data for Scotland and this exciting new venture has been brought to Scottish Borders Libraries by a
partnership consisting of SLIC (Scottish Library and Information Council, the Scottish Government and Scottish Borders Council Library and Information Services.

This scheme will allow library users to access ScotlandsPeople at a substantial discount and as such complements the vast range of information available through Scottish Borders Council Library and Information Services and the Heritage Hub at Hawick.


Raymond Evans from General Register Office, website manager for Scotlandís People formally introduced the scheme and gave a brief history. Raymondís obvious enthusiasm for the scheme shone through his presentation during which he provided some fascinating facts and figures.

Graham Garvie Scottish Borders Councilís Executive Member For Culture, Sport and Community Learning thanked Raymond along with SLIC, BrightSolid represented by Alison Hannan and the Scottish Government who were represented by John Lamont MSP.

The invited guests and the public were able to have a taster session thanks to Alison from BrightSolid and Julia and Amy from Scottish Borders Libraries.

The picture shows
Alasdair Hutton, SBC Convener, Ruth Holmes, Kelso Librarian, John Lamont MSP
Raymond Evans, GROS and seated Cllr Graham Garvie

ScotlandsPeople Public Library Voucher Scheme , Scotland


 
Kelso Scotland, Scottish Borders UK