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Papers of the Saltire Society.

Identifier: Acc.9393/1-1174

Scope and Contents

Records of the Saltire Society including minutes, reports and correspondence. The Society's aims are the strengthening and preservation of Scottish culture and tradition, and its archives reflect its numerous activities in these fields.


  • Creation: 1936-1989, undated.


Conditions Governing Access

Permission must be obtained from the Society to consult material dated 1980 or later.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


1174 Items

Language of Materials



The papers have been rearranged on several occasions. The Society itself used more than one filing system, and some of the papers were later rearranged by the Scottish Record Office. The present arrangement is based on that of the Scottish Record Office, which is by subject groups arranged alphabetically. There is, however, some overlapping: for example, presscuttings may be found both under that heading and under the subject to which they refer, for example 'Awards'. (eg Awards).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited, 1987, by the Saltire Society.

Related Materials

Papers relating to the Patrick Geddes Award for town planning have been transferred to the Patrick Geddes Centre for Planning Studies, the Outlook Tower, Castlehill, Edinburgh. Photographs for awards in art in architecture, civil engineering and housing are held by the National Monuments Record of Scotland.

The index is arranged alphabetically with file references shown in brackets.

Activities Committee (1)

Advisory Council for the Arts in Scotland (ADCAS) (2-5)

Alive Small Burghs, see Competitions

Amenities, see Conservation

Annual General Meetings (6-15)

Annual Reports (16)

Appeals and Fundraising (17-21)

Art Galleries, see Libraries, Museums and Art Galleries

Art in Architecture, see Awards

Atholl Crescent, street lighting and history (22)

Atholl Crescent, no.13, see Premises (Saltire House)

Awards (23-193), including the following:

Agnes Muir Mackenzie

Art in Architecture

Children’s Choirs


Drama, see Drama and Opera





Music Composition

Oral History Project (formerly Schools Project)

Beck-Worner, Brigitte (194)

Books for Schools, see Publications

Boulnois, see Drama and Opera

Branches (195-265)

British Telecom (266)

Broadcasting (275)

Celebrations (276-282), including the following:

25th Anniversary, see Competitions, Alive Small Burghs

50th Anniversary

Celebrations, see also Personalities honoured

Chapbooks, see Publications

Children’s Activities, see Young Saltire

Children’s Choirs, see Awards

Coat of Arms (285)

Competitions, other than established awards (286-336), including the following:

Alive Small Burghs


Conferences and Summer Schools (341-79)

See also Education; Music

Conservation (380-493), including the following:

Planning and Amenity

Preservation of Buildings

Conservation, see also Branches; Societies

Correspondence of Society officials (494-553)

Council (554-566)

Craft Awards, see Awards

Crafts (567-569)

Daybooks, see Correspondence

Drama and Opera (570-575)

Education (576-598)

See also Newbattle Abbey; Publications

Engineering, see Awards

Executive and Finance Committee (599-604)

Exhibitions (605-637)

Expansion Committee (638-639)

Festivals (640-698), including the following:

Festival and Performing Arts Committee

Edinburgh Festival

Other festivals

Films (699)

Finance (700-758)

Flags, see Royal standard

Fundraising, see Appeals

Furnishings, see Premises

Gallery Committee, see Exhibitions

Gardens (759-761)

Gladstone’s Land, see Premises

History of the Saltire Society (762)

House Committee, see Premises

Housing, see Awards

Hurd Memorial Fund (763-767)

Lectures and Visits (768-770)

Libraries, Museums and Art Galleries (771-773)

Literature, see Awards; Publications

Local Government (774-783)

W C Makins (784)

Membership (785-796)

Memorial Trusts (797)

Miscellaneous papers (1169-1174)

Museums, see Libraries, Museums and Art Galleries

Music (798-822)

See also Awards; Conferences; Festivals; Publications

Newbattle Abbey (823-832)

Newsletter (833-841)

Office staff (842-855)

Personalities honoured (856-876)

Planning and Amenities, see Conservation

Piping, see Competitions

Premises (877-913)

Presscuttings (914-935)

Publications (936-1064)

See also Annual Reports; Newsletter

Publicity (1065-1074)

Royal Commission on Scottish Affairs (1075)

Royal Standard (1076)

Royal Style (1077)

Saltire House, see Premises

Scottish Heritage Trail, see Young Saltire

Societies and other institutions (1078-1127)

Staff, see Office

Tape recordings (1128)

Tourism (1129)

Traditions Group (1130-1133)

Young Saltire (1134-1167)

Youth (1168)
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