Scottish Election Ephemera

Scope and Content

Election literature including campaign leaflets, manifestos and publications produced by political parties for Scottish constituencies. Primarily covering all elections since the first Scottish Parliament election in 1999, there is also a selection of earlier donated material present.


The collection is arranged by parliament (Scottish, Westminster, European or local government), and within that chronologically.

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Typed item level list available in reading room.

Archivist's Note

Created by Carol Stewart, March 2015.

Custodial History

The Scottish Election Ephemera collection was developed in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Library Research at the University of Strathclyde to house the election material which was collected and digitised as part of the "ASPECT": project during the 1999 Scottish Parliament election. Since then we have continued to collect material for all elections taking place in Scotland in order to provide a rich research resource for students and researchers.


Further accruals are expected following each election taking place in Scotland.

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