Alistair Durie research collection
- 1695-2010 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.74 linear metres
Name of creator
Dr Alistair Durie was born 4 August 1946. He taught at Aberdeen and Glasgow Universities before moving to the Department of History and Politics at the University of Stirling. His acedemic intersts lay in the linen and tourist industries, as well as banking, railways and transport. He also taught the history of medicine for the Open University. His publications include Scottish Linen Industry (1981), Scotland for the Holidays. A history of Tourism in Scotland (2003) and Water is Best, the Hydros and Health Tourism (2006). Dr Durie died 5 October 2017.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Material relating to banks and the linen industry, 1695 - 1914; Sandeman Papers, 1755 - 1760; Documents relating to linen manufacture from the National Records of Scotland, 1960; Correspondence between Durie and Miss Elspeth Boog Watson, relating to linen manufacture, 1977; Postcards, transparencies and photocopied etchings relating to the textile industry, 1775 - 1890; Publications, 1837 - 2010
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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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The records are on paper and include photographs, volumes and linen.
Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available. / Handlist
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Originals of the some of the copies in the collection are held in the National Records of Scotland
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Durie, Scottish Linen Industry 1981;
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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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