Scope and content
Series consists of press cuttings from various Scottish newspapers collected by Scottish Women's Aid workers from the mid-1970s to late 1990s. They cover various themes relating to women during this time period, including domestic abuse, violence against women, children and youth, the law, government and politics, feminism, campaigning, discrimination, health, work, housing, religion, marriage and divorce, and arts, media, and culture.
No further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
The press cuttings have been arranged both thematically and chronologically, based on how they were arranged by Scottish Women's Aid workers. The archivists have maintained the categories used by SWA and added additional sub-series and file levels in order to make the series more accessible for researchers. Within each file, items have been arranged chronologically. Item level lists are available from Archives staff.
Within each file description entry in the catalogue, there is an accompanying PDF that lists the articles contained within. This is downloadable by clicking on the image at the top and is searchable.