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Welcome to Scottish Archives for Schools (SAfS), the education service of the National Records of Scotland.
Our service sets out to connect and engage teachers and pupils with Scotlands history, heritage and culture.
Archives tell stories and our fascinating collections of documents, dating from the 12th to the 21st centuries, provide insights into the growth of a nation through good times and bad. We draw on these written records, created by people from every walk of life, from kings and queens, lawyers, businessmen and ministers to teachers and children, to reveal Scotland's history.
Our resources support a Broad General Education, Nationals 3, 4 and 5, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications. Join us in Edinburgh or, if your school is too far away to visit us, we can deliver sessions directly into your classroom by web conference.
The 2015-16 Schools Programme has finished.
We plan to offer a programme from January 2017, with booking available from late 2016. Look out for further details on the website.
Our workshops and Glow Meets are designed to enable pupils to travel back in time to meet historical characters and investigate real events from the past. Our time-machine is the primary source material preserved in the national archives of Scotland - interpreted, illustrated and brought to life.
Use one of our learning sessions to provide an inspirational starting point for citizenship or literacy; investigate well-known stories from a new perspective; and introduce pupils to research and analytical skills.