The Scottish Council on Archives (SCA) is delighted to announce the latest opportunities for the third cohort of the Opening Up Scotland’s Archives initiative.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future programme, Opening Up Scotland’s Archives aims to improve skills and develop the Scottish archives sector. In partnership with archives from across Scotland, this year there are seven work-based traineeships available. Trainees spend the year working on real-life projects, whilst learning new skills. They will help to bring the past to life for new audiences and ensure our documented national memory remains accessible to future generations.

Trainees will benefit from an annual bursary, mentoring and working on a range of exciting projects – including outreach and community engagement, digital preservation, collections development and traditional archive skills – which will enable them to develop a variety of skills they can take with them to future career and training opportunities.

 SCA is very grateful to the seven host institutions:

  • Tasglann nan Eilean Siar (Hebridean Archives)
  • Library Special Collections Division, University of St Andrews
  • Glasgow School of Art Archives
  • Glasgow City Archives
  • Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council Archives
  • National Records of Scotland

Details on the traineeships and how to apply can be found on the SCA website at: Please note that candidates should not already possess a postgraduate qualification in the area of heritage, archive or museum practice.

All enquiries regarding recruitment should be directed Adopt an Intern. We have FAQ details at:

All other enquiries can be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scroll to top