Collection MS 281 - Abernyte Oral History Collection

Identity area

Reference code

MS 281


Abernyte Oral History Collection


  • 1967-2000 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

93 items

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Name of creator

Biographical history

In response to changing dynamics in Abernyte, the Abernyte Heritage Group was established in the mid 1980s as part of a drive to celebrate and retain local identity. The group was composed of longstanding residents and recent arrivals to the village and was involved in a number of projects. In 1988 the Group undertook its first project, Abernyte portrait of a Perthshire village in 1988, and in 1992 created a village collage. In 1996, the group decided to undertake an oral history study which saw them interview Abernyte residents and commit to tape their experiences and memories.

Archival history

Abernyte Heritage Group.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Oral history recordings on CD ROM and Minidisc relating to the interviewee's experiences of living in Abernyte; full and amended transcripts of recordings; contact details of interviewees and copyright/consent forms.


Not expected

System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

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.

Conditions governing reproduction

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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper and electronic media

Finding aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Copies and additional material held by Perth and Kinross Council Archive.

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MS 281

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Notes area


Portrait of a Perthshire village in 1988, Edited by James Jones. Published 1988.

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Description identifier

MS 281

Rules and/or conventions used

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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  • English



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