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The Tunnock Prize 2021

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Tunnock Prize for 2021 is Robert Fell, a PhD student from the University of Edinburgh, with an essay which utilises oral history recordings of Travellers held by the School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh. Many congratulations to Robert who provided a presentation of his research at the Scottish Records Association AGM on the 26th November 2021.

The Tunnock Prize 2022

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

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: [email protected] 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 2022.

The prize winner will be announced at the Scottish Records Association’s AGM in November 2022 and publicised on the SRA website at and in our newsletter, Retour.