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. 


Face to Face: Stories from the Asylum

The lives of a group of Scottish people certified as insane more than a century ago will help shine a light on today’s mental health issues in a new exhibition at the University of Dundee. ‘Face to Face: Stories from the Asylum’ looks at the lives of nine patients admitted to Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum at the turn of the 20th century with diagnoses that appear unusual to modern eyes.  University of Dun...

University of the Third Age

We are looking forward to welcoming a group from Perth's University of the Third Age (U3A) newly formed genealogy group on Thursday 15th March. The group will have a behind the scenes tour of our stores before handling some of our collections which will be on display in the searchroom. They will have the chance to discover how records can help unlock family stories and open up avenues for further genealogical research. If you...