SCRAN – Access to learning and teaching materials…plus more images

Following on from the previous post about using royalty free images in your learning and teaching materials. I was reminded of a very good online repository that contains a wealth of archived, Scottish-based, multimedia resources such as video clips, audio clips, images and photographs.

The website is SCRAN and can be found at .


SCRAN, a registered charity, was formed in 1996 and its founding partners were

  • The National Museums Scotland
  • The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
  • The Scottish Museums Council
  • The Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum

After talking about SCRAN at one of my recent workshops about using “Royalty Free Images in Higher Educations”, the participants agreed it could be very useful especially for accessing historical video clips, photographs and maps.

NOTE: If you intend on using materials from the SCRAN repository, please be aware of the licence and attribution conditions, for example:

“copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.”

In this instance a “secure intranet” would include the University’s online learning environments such MMS and Moodle.

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