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Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Oral History Project


In May 2019, LHSA Access Officer Louise Neilson began an eight month part time project to conduct and catalogue oral history interviews with people familiar the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh when it based at Lauriston Place. The project was funded by the Edinburgh Futures Institute who will be moving in to the old hospital building in 2021.


Find out more about the project here

Wellcome Trust Research Resources projects

Wellcome Trust funding has enabled LHSA to preserve and catalogue a selection of our twentieth century folder-based case notes, and supported a cataloguing and conservation project for our UNESCO-awarded HIV/AIDS collections.


Find out more about these projects here


Finding the Right Clinical Notes


This LHSA-led project ran from January 2000 to July 2002, and addressed the problem of providing access to personal health records across Scotland. 


Find out more about the project here


Volunteer projects


Royal Edinburgh Hospital case book indexing

A project to create a searchable database of Royal Edinburgh Hospital patient cases.


'Seeing Our History'

In collaboration with Royal National Institute of Blind People (Scotland), this project explored what life was like for blind and partially-sighted people in Scotland during the Edwardian period.


NHS Lothian projects


Unsung Heroes

A project collecting oral history testimonies of nurses and creating an art installation combining new artworks with enameled badges from LHSA's historic artefacts collection.



A permanent installation of new artwork alongside original artefacts on display at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.




An online resource of over 360,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media across the whole of Scotland and the UK.


Archives Hub

A national gateway providing a single point of access to mainly collection-level descriptions of archives held in UK universities and colleges. Please note that, whilst many collection-level descriptions of LHSA collections appear on the Hub, the most up-to-date descriptions of what we hold can be found on our own website.