Each resource pack comprises Teachers' Notes and a set of Image Folders. The packs support visits to Trust sites and provide material for classroom lessons.

The Teachers' Notes include details about school visits, practical and historical information, and suggestions for pre- and post-visit work. The Image Folders have high quality images that can be downloaded onto whiteboards, laptops and tablets - or saved and printed.

Working Places
Let your pupils experience a snapshot of Scottish history at one of the Trust's working places. These four sites recall a time when villages were full of small industries. Robert Smail's Printing Works, Weaver's Cottage and Barry Mill are still in full working order while Preston Mill is fully equipped for demonstration purposes.

All these places welcome school visits. Your pupils can experience the sights and sounds of printing presses, a weaving loom or mill machinery in action and take part in activities which complement the Curriculum for Excellence.

Weaver's Cottage Resource Pack
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Weaver's Cottage Teachers' Notes
This PDF download contains:
Practical information about visiting Weaver’s Cottage.
Historical information about Weaver’s Cottage and weaving.
A set of activities for pupils (particularly for interactive lessons using whiteboards).
Weaver's Cottage digital images and documents
This ZIP download contains:
All the image folders and documents shown below in one download.
Weaver's Cottage - Archive photos
This ZIP download contains:
7 high quality digital images.
Weaver's Cottage - Census records
This ZIP download contains:
4 high quality digital images.
Weaver's Cottage - The Cottage
This ZIP download contains:
30 high quality digital images.
Weaver's Cottage - Weaving
This ZIP download contains:
30 high quality digital images and 1 PDF document.
Weaver's Cottage - Wool spinning, carding, winding
This ZIP download contains:
15 high quality digital images.
Weaver's Cottage - 4-ply wool, flax, dyes, Paisley patterns
This ZIP download contains:
15 high quality digital images.
Weaver's Cottage - Illustrations
This ZIP download contains:
5 high quality digital images.
Weaver's Cottage - Video

Watch or download the Learning resources video : Weaver’s Cottage - Kilbarchan

Robert Smail's Printing Works Resource Pack
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Robert Smail's Teachers' Notes
This PDF download contains:
Practical information about visiting Robert Smail‘s Priniting Works.
Historical information about Robert Smail’s Printing Works and printing.
A set of activities for pupils (particularly for interactive lessons using whiteboards).
Smail's digital images and documents
This ZIP download contains:
All the image folders and documents shown below in one download.
Smail's - archive photos
This ZIP download contains:
20 high quality digital images and an explanatory PDF document.
Smail's - documents
This ZIP download contains:
14 high quality digital images of documents and an explanatory PDF document.
Smail's 1 - rooms
This ZIP download contains:
10 high quality digital images.
Smail's 2 - caseroom
This ZIP download contains:
21 high quality digital images.
Smail's 3 - Arab platen press
This ZIP download contains:
18 high quality digital images.
Smail's - teachers' information
This ZIP download contains:
2 PDF documents.
Smail's - Video

Watch or download the Learning resources video : Robert Smail's Printing Workshop - The Case Room

Smail's - Video

Watch or download the Learning resources video : Robert Smail's - The Original Heidleberg Press

Barry Mill & Preston Mill Resource Pack
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The Mills Teachers' Notes
This PDF download contains:
Practical information about visiting Barry & Preston Mills.
Historical information about Barry & Preston Mills and milling.
A set of activities for pupils (particularly for interactive lessons using whiteboards).
The Mills digital images and documents
This ZIP download contains:
All the image folders and documents shown below in one download.
The Mills - archive photos and documents
This ZIP download contains:
5 high quality digital images.
Barry Mill - milling process
This ZIP download contains:
38 high quality digital images and two PDF documents.
Barry Mill - gears, etc
This ZIP download contains:
16 high quality digital images.
Preston Mill and Doocot
This ZIP download contains:
15 high quality digital images.
Preston Mill - water power
This ZIP download contains:
20 high quality digital images and 1 explanatory PDF document.
Preston Mill - flood
This ZIP download contains:
3 digital images (2 archive)
The Mills - Illustrations - gears, oatmeal, plans, the miller
This ZIP download contains:
4 folders, containing 34 high quality digital images.
The Mills - teachers' information
This ZIP download contains:
3 PDF documents.
Preston Mill - Video

Watch or download the Learning resources video : Preston Mill - East Linton

Barry Mill - Video

Watch or download the Learning resources video : Barry Mill - Angus

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