- 1896-2004 (Creation)
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2.43 linear metres
Name of creator
Syd Scroggie was born in Canada to Scottish parents and arrived in Scotland as a young boy upon the death of his father in the First World War. He attended John Watson's Institution in Edinburgh and Harris Academy in Dundee and after leaving school he joined D.C.Thomson where he was sub-editor on The Hotspur. At the outbreak of the Second World War Scroggie joined the Cameronian Rifles and later the Lovat Scouts. He saw five years active service but just a couple of weeks before the end of war he stepped on a mine in Italy, losing a leg and the sight of both eyes. A keen mountaineer previously, Sydney did not let his war wounds hold him back and he continued to roam the hills, completing more than 600 ascents, until shortly before his death in 2006. Scroggie was also a skilled poet and essayist, taught himself Greek through Braille and was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Dundee University.
The records were collected and stored by Syd Scroggie.
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Scope and content
Writings of Sydney Scroggie, 1954-2004; Correspondence, 1929-2004; Newspapers, 1896-1992; Publications, 1978-1995.
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Records are arranged chronologically within series.
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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.
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The records are on paper with some photographs included.
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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June 1, 2021 10:34 AM