Last Friday’s ministerial launch of the ScotlandsPeople discount voucher scheme in public libraries seems to have done a good job in raising the profile of the initiative (view press release). Details of the launch appeared in several newspapers including the Daily Record, the Scotsman, the Sun and the Sunday Telegraph. SLIC has also experienced increased demand for vouchers, including orders from several local authorities that hadn’t been participating in the initial phase of the project. Many other library services have organised successful events to promote the scheme.
ScotlandsPeople is the official Government web source of family history information in Scotland, usually accessed on a pay per view basis requiring a debit or credit card transaction. Under this national scheme, vouchers will be available from public libraries giving library users throughout Scotland the opportunity to access the website at a significantly reduced cost.
For more information or voucher ordering, contact Penny Robertson e: firstname.lastname@example.org.