Tuesday, 13 January 2009

First glimpse of Scottish 1911 Census!

That got your attention, didn't it...?!!!

Sadly, my mischievous gene has just kicked in. Tonight's edition of BBC Reporting Scotland contained a report on why the 1911 Scottish census is not being released until 2011. The reporter on the story presented the piece from inside the room where the 1911 census is being kept. So what did she see...?!

Precious little as it happens. Each of the volumes appears to be in a blue binding, and tied with string, with all the volumes held on long parallel shelving units. And that's it - sorry! It does confirm that the thing is definitely in Scotland however...!

I've had a look on the BBC website and cannot find Reporting Scotland in the BBC iPlayer. However, the story may well be repeated tonight at 10.25pm with the late bulletin, so do keep an eye out.

In the meantime, just to rub it in, here's the BBC report on the 1911 English and Welsh census, which is online - see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7826521.stm.


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