Motion: Scottish Council on Archives’ National Plan

Scottish Council on Archives’ National Plan
That the Parliament notes the publication of the Scottish Council on Archives’ Many Stories, One Scotland report; understands that the report is a national plan for learning and makes the case for harnessing archives to meet the needs of education; acknowledges the engagement of the council with the opportunities afforded by the Curriculum for Excellence for enhancing the use of archives; considers that archives already play a strong role in supporting learning across Scotland; welcomes the pilot project mentioned in the report that will focus on working with primary and secondary schools in areas of urban and rural social disadvantage to open them up to the use of archives; believes that the use of archives has the potential to enhance learning in all areas of the Curriculum for Excellence, and looks forward to more organisations making proactive proposals for involvement in assisting schools.

Supported by: John Finnie, Graeme Dey, Annabelle Ewing, Sandra White, Margaret Burgess, Rob Gibson, Dennis Robertson, Bill Kidd, Kenneth Gibson, Joan McAlpine, Bill Walker, Kevin Stewart, Fiona McLeod, Joe FitzPatrick, Mike MacKenzie, Rhoda Grant, Drew Smith, Angus MacDonald, Roderick Campbell, David Torrance, Hugh Henry, Stewart Maxwell, Alison Johnstone