SCRAN has been up and running for several years, with images and information provided by museums, colleges, universities and national institutions. But, hitherto, you could only access thumbnails and parts of the site, unless you subscribed or had institutional rights. Now, anyone who lives locally can access it FOR FREE using their Stirling Libraries card. So, I thought this was one to share.
You need to go via the Stirling Libraries site, click on the Online Resources tab and then the hyperlink to SCRAN in the text paragraph [not the SCRAN logo]. That takes you to the 'sign on' page. Pull down Stirling Council on the drop-down menu. Put in your library card number. And Hey Presto!
There are over 3000 hits for Stirling and they include lots of goodies. We had an enquiry, recently, about the Cyclsts Touring Club sign on the former hotel in King Street. I soon came across a view of King St taken in the early 1930s. At that time the hotel in question was Gill's Temperance Hotel; there are lots of contemporary cars and it all looks very different from today!
So, lots of fun and lots of interest here. If you don't have a library card, you can get one at any library.
We will highlight some of the other features available