Approximately 600 slides of Scottish castles and fortified houses, taken by Peter Rourke during the period c 1960 - 1994. The slides are arranged in 3 files, organised alphabetically by pre-1974 Scottish county. A fourth file contains an index to the slides, and notes prepared by N.Q. Bogden and I.B.D. Bryce, of the Scottish Castles Survey, which give brief historical details, bibliographic references and geographical location for each castle. The collection is thought to be comprehensive in its coverage of extant Scottish castles, and has been digitised by SCRAN, for inclusion in its Scottish educational resource web site. For further details see Existence/ Location of copies, below.
Peter Rourke slide collection of Scottish Castles
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 231 MS 3498
- Dates of Creationc 1960 - 1994
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 boxes and 1 video cassette No physical characteristics affecting use of collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Peter Rourke was an amateur photographer of some note, who spent much of his life photographing and recording virtually all of the castles and fortified houses in Scotland. The extensive slide collection which he accumulated through this work was used to illustrate frequent audio-visual talks which he was invited to give on the subject.
Slides arranged alphabetically by pre-1974 Scottish county. Listing in progress
Conditions Governing Access
Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet
Deposited in the University in Dec 1994, by Peter Rourke's family
Other Finding Aids
An index to the slides, and notes prepared by N.Q. Bogden and I.B.D. Bryce, of the Scottish Castles Survey, which give brief historical details, bibliographic references and geographical location for each castle, are held with the collection.
Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/
Alternative Form Available
Perthshire slides in the collection are reproduced in a video, Castles of Scotland: Perthshire (Tay Vision Leisure Marketing, 1998 and 2000).
Much of the collection was digitised during 2000 by SCRAN (Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network), and images are available on the SCRAN website http://www.scran.ac.uk/homepage/
Conditions Governing Use
Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.
Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures
No accruals expected
See Existence/ Location of copies, above
This material is original