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The Tunnock Prize 2021

The Tunnock Prize is an essay competition aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers kindly sponsored by Thomas Tunnock Ltd.


Entries should focus on the use and interpretation of Scottish archives both within Scotland and further afield.  Submissions should consist of between 4,000 and 6,000 words. Any submission that makes use of archival material to explore historical matters relevant to Scotland will be considered.  Entries should follow the format specified in the Guidelines to Authors available at https://www.scottishrecordsassociation.org/scottish-archives


The winning entry will be awarded a prize of £250 and, subject to peer review, will be eligible for publication in Scottish Archives, the journal of the Scottish Records Association.


Please send your submissions via email to: editorscottisharchives@gmail.com accompanied by a brief covering letter giving your name and eligibility (degree, university and year of studies, or the year of obtaining your degree). The closing date for entries is 1 September 2021.


The prize winner will be announced at the Scottish Records Association’s AGM in November 2021 and publicised on the SRA website at https://www.scottishrecordsassociation.org and in our newsletter, Retour.

The Tunnock Prize 2020

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Tunnock Prize for 2020 is Heather Curtis, a PhD student from the University of St. Andrews, with an essay exploring aspects of pre-Reformation St Andrews.  Many congratulations to Heather who provided a short presentation of her research at the Scottish Records Association’s AGM on the 27th November 2020.