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their volumes.  Researchers in a project based at the University of Aberdeen have worked with archivists at Aberdeen City Council, where the records are held, to decipher the complex Scots and Latin text which constitutes one of the great reservoirs of historical information on urban life anywhere in northern Europe. The resulting digital transcription, together with the original images of the pages from eight volumes covering a period from 1398 to 1511, have been made accessible online – meaning they can now be viewed from anywhere in the world. It has taken researchers three years to unpick the complex hand written entries which contain details of

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Profile for Scotland Correspondent

Scotland Correspondent Issue 31