The Tweedie Collection: A remarkable archive of our local area
Tuesday 15 November | 13:30-15:30
John Tweedie left a remarkable archive to Heriot-Watt, collected as he talked to locals; researched in national collections, and worked in Kinleith Mill.
This archive was the source material for his evening classes and his three books: "Our District"; "Currie in Old Picture Postcards", and "A Water of Leith Walk". All was stored in the Palmer Road family home. But his family recognized it as a wonderful community resource and, on his death and that of his wife Molly, they negotiated a permanent home for it at the Heriot-Watt under the care of Helen Taylor, University Archivist.
Since then, Currie and District Local History Society has worked hard to make much of it available digitally. This visit allows us to view records relating to the story of the Riccarton estate and John Tweedie's role in preserving and promoting the history of the estates and the surrounding areas.
Helen will lay out a selection from the archive for us to examine and explain how we can access it in person and online
There are twenty places. To book yours please phone Liz Beevers 0131 453 4115
Heriot-Watt University Archives