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10.2 Links to external resources

Here we have listed some external Scottish resources, links to which can be found within various courses of the OpenLearn Scotland collection. They are intended to be useful sources of further information and to support a broader understanding of Scottish culture and identity.


Scottish Parliament [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

This is the official website of the Scottish Parliament, whose founding principles are openness, accountability, the sharing of power and equal opportunities. These are at the heart of all Scottish Parliament activities.


Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)

The STUC represents around 630,000 trade unionists, the members of 46 affiliated trade unions. STUC speaks for trade union members in and out of work, in the community and in the workplace, in all occupational sectors and across Scotland.



BBC In Search of Scotland

This is the interactive Scottish History Site of BBC Online.


Historic Scotland

Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government and we are charged with safeguarding the nation's historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.


Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is held in Edinburgh, UNESCO City of Literature, every August. The Book Festival plays host to hundreds of ‘meet the author’ events, including high profile debates and discussions. Each year writers from all over the world gather to become part of this unique forum in which audience and author meet to exchange thoughts and opinions on some of the world's most pressing issues. The Open University in Scotland has sponsored events at the Book Festival for a number of years.


Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is a charitable trust committed to the education and lifelong learning of Earth Sciences through the running of its visitor attraction experience in Edinburgh and a dedicated schools science programme.


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