Copyright

The material contained in the Archive has been made available under Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivation basis (CC BY-NC-ND v.4.0)) licence terms unless otherwise stated.

This means that you can download the material for personal, non-commercial and educational purposes as long as you credit TGDT, and do not change the material in any way or use it commercially. Our terms of use contain further information about acceptable usage.

Searching through the Archive

There are a number of ways that you can search through the material in the Archive. The two key pages for starting your searches are the Digital Archive landing page and The Archive page. See information below on the different search functions on these two pages.

On the Digital Archive landing page 

Whilst on this page there are two key ways you can start your search:

  • Using the free text search bar.

Under ‘Find a piece of local history’ is a free text search bar. Enter a word based on what you are interested in finding, e.g. Tomintoul, Scalan, Braes of Glenlivet, blacksmith. This search function will pull out all material that includes your search term within the record onto a new search results page.

We have tried to anticipate as many words that may be searched within our keywords based on the material that we have. However, we may not have included them all, so do try different variations!

  • Using the Topics of Interest

We have catalogued all of our material under 7 broad topics of interest, these are located underneath the search bar:

  • Events and Leisure 
  • Home 
  • Natural Environment 
  • Places 
  • School Days 
  • War 
  • Work and Whisky 

If you’re not sure what you are looking for or you just want to have a browse, click on the topic of interest you are most interested in and it will take you to a search results page with all of the material catalogued under that topic. 

Alternatively, at the bottom of this page you will also notice our ‘Featured from the Archive’ section which shows four records within the Archive. Underneath this is an ‘Explore the Archive’ button. Click on this and it will take you to ‘The Archive’ page, where you can browse through all of the material held within the Archive. 

On The Archive page 

This is the main page to browse through the Archive. When you first click on this page all of the material that we hold and have permission to show online will load up.  

We have many records within the archive, spanning a number of pages. At the top of the page you will see some drop-down filter menus:

If you want to filter the material you can use these drop down menus. If you are not sure what you are looking for but are interested in a particular theme, using the Topics of Interest drop down will filter material based on seven, broad thematic categories:

  • Events and Leisure 
  • Home 
  • Natural Environment 
  • Places 
  • School Days 
  • War 
  • Work and Whisky 

If you are specifically looking for a Sound Recording or a building record using the Type of File drop down will filter out material depending on the file type, including:

  • Image (this includes scanned historic photographs, photographs, scanned documents and newspaper articles) 
  • Sound
  • Building Record
  • Video

We also have a free text search bar. Use this if there is something in particular you wish to search for within the archive. 

If your search does not show any material that you were looking for it might be that we don’t currently hold anything on what you are interested in. Alternatively we do hold some material offline as we do not have the permission to share it through the online Archive. Please contact us with your queries.

Uploading your own material to the Archive

We are always looking to add more material to the Archive. If you have your own historic photographs, family memories or stories that you would like to share with us you can do so using the Get Involved page.

Please note: you must read our Terms of Use before uploading material to the Archive. This explains what you are agreeing to when you upload any material and how your material will be used. You cannot add any material without confirming that you have read the Terms of Use. 

When on the Get Involved page click on the Log in/Register button. 

If you are a first time user you will be asked to create a log in. This means in the future you will simply need to log in and your details will be stored. This also allows us to know who has uploaded material if we need to get in touch with you.

Once you are logged you will be taken to the Get Involved page. Click on the ‘Add your material’ button. 

Once you have clicked on this a form will load up. Use this to upload your material to the Archive. We have included help pop ups throughout the form to help explain the different fields.

If you have any problems uploading material please contact us.

You will also notice at the bottom of each page within the Archive a blue box with ‘Add your contribution to the Archive’. Clicking here will direct you to the Get Involved page and then follow the same process as above.    

Add Your Contribution To The Archive

Get Involved

Add Your Contribution To The Archive

If you have any additional information, stories or memories to add or feel that information held on the Archive is incorrect, please click on the + below and fill in the form to let us know.