Delve into your photographic family archives

A Fisherlasses pageant at Pittenweem from 1968 (Suzanne Paterson)
A Fisherlasses pageant at Pittenweem from 1968 (Suzanne Paterson)

As part of a wider programme of events at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther celebrating its rich photographic collection – designated as being of national significance, local people are invited to uncover and explore the history hidden in their own family archives.

‘Investigate Your Family Photographs’ is due to take place in the Merchant’s Room of the Museum from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday, October 12. Refreshments will be provided and booking is advised.

Rachel Nordstrom, photographic collection manager at the special collections division of St Andrews University Library, will present a brief talk on the history of photography and the role Scotland played in early experimentation before inviting you to share your own photographs.

Rachel can also help you to uncover and safeguard gems in your own treasured collections as she explains how to date, research, and preserve your photographs

There will also be the chance to see the current exhibition, ‘Developing: Knowledge’, a showcase and exploration of recently-digitised photographs from the museum’s collection.

More information is available from Suzanne Paterson, the Museum’s digitisation project officer, on 01333 310628.