Welcome to CAIS

CAIS provides postgraduate and undergraduate level and short courses in Archives, Records Management, Information Compliance, Digital Preservation and Family and Local History. We welcome applications from prospective students wishing to gain a professional qualification: PhD, Masters, Diploma and Certificate in this area, from those interested in taking short courses for continuing professional development and from those who wish to study at an introductory level. 


Primary sources meet primary school pupils

Archive staff recently re-visited Forthill Primary School to help P7 classes learn more about World War II. We took along some source material for the pupils to explore, together with a programme of activities designed to help them understand the sources. The classes were split into groups, each working with their own archive item. From learning how to handle the items, the sessions then encouraged the pupils to interpre...

Explore Your Archives Week

Archive Services are delighted to participate in Explore Your Archives 2015. We are contributing to the social media Twitter campaign from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November. The daily hashtags provided by the National Archives help to theme the tweets throughout the week. It has been great fun delving into our collections selecting images and documents to highlight the breadth of our collections and show you some of the...