A few weeks ago, we took the Statistical Accounts to the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the Beltane network’s Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas. Board member Helen Aiton and EDINA’s Nicola Osborne wrote and presented ‘Back to the Statistical Future’, a DeLorian-powered tour that brought to light some uncanny parallels between the historical world of the accounts and contemporary Scotland. We posted about the show at the time, and we’re now pleased to be able to make this recording available.
We hope the video will give you a sense of the rich historical detail to be found in the accounts and prompt you to browse the service to find out more!
We’re keen to introduce as many audiences as possible to the unique resource that is the Statistical Accounts of Scotland: if you’d be interested in having us come along and talk at an event you are organising, edina [at] ed.ac.uk (please get in touch.)