Online Tuition in the Palaeography of Scottish Documents

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If you've hit a problem reading a Scottish document or volume from the early modern era, the Scottish problem solver just might coach you to a solution.

Identify what the problem is and then let the coach lead you through a series of possible solutions. Ask yourself which of the following sums up the problem, and then click on the appropriate link:

  1. If you cannot identify a letter within a word, click on Problem Letters
  2. If you cannot read an entire word, click on Problem Words