Andrew Carnegie laying the foundation stone of Edinburgh Central Library, July 9th 1887

Learning SHELF: Libraries and Learning in the past in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife

A Self-help Edinburgh Lothians Fife (SHELF) Resource prepared for Resources for Learning in Scotland (RLS).

Learning SHELF is a guide to some aspects of the Self-help movement in our region. The information here develops some of the themes, organisations and ideas explored in the project.


Further information and larger images or audio recordings or video clips are hosted on RLS.

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These pages bring together selected records and resources contributed to a digitisation project funded by the New Opportunities Fund (NOF) through Resources for Learning in Scotland (RLS).

East Lothian Council Museums Service was the lead partner of a consortium of local authorities in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.

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