Friday, 11 July 2008

ScotlandsPeople Centre opening confirmed

The ScotlandsPeople Centre opening date of August 25th has at long last been confirmed by the project's website at, though there will be a restricted service initially.

From the 25th, visitors will be able to use the Adam Dome and the shop only, and will be able to book free two-hour search sessions to gain access to all the centre's records, with the sessions available from 10.00am to 12.00 noon, and 2.00pm to 4.00pm. These sessions will be followed by a talk and a tour around the centre.

From the opening day, it appears from the website that the Dundas Room might be temporarily closed, and access to both the Reid and Matheson Rooms will also be deferred. It is unclear when the full service will commence. There are two other search rooms in the GROS building, and from another source I have heard that these may still be running the DIGROS system in the short term (as indeed the Dundas Room may be).

The website promises a further update shortly, including details on how to book the free search session and price details for copies of records, so hopefully the situation will be clarified soon!

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