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National Library of Scotland flooded

11 Sep 2007

The National Library of Scotland (NLS) was flooded on Monday night after the sprinkler system broke down. As Scotland’s largest library, NLS holds 13 million books and priceless documents, including the Gutenberg Bible. Some 11 firefighters with…

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1. alphabeta1 Aug 2013, 11:30pm Report

I read the NLS magazine article on David Livingstone, and was really angered by the blatant omissions about him. He was a Christian missionary, from the Scottish Congregationalists, and for a time worked with the London Missionary Society. The anti - Christian mood of Scotland should not be appearing in such a so-called cultural/historical institution. The article seems a wilful neglect of the full story. I had expected the NLS to be above such prejudices.

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