Research Fellow, Andrew Burns, travelled to Osnabrück in January this year to meet and work more closely with our German colleagues on phase two of the ARCH Project. This included reviewing data already collected in this phase and the progress on the technological aspects of the digital archive. He was also able to visit the Residential Children’s Home that is part of the research in Germany.
There were many differences between the German site and the Scottish one. For example, the German house is in a rural location, it provides care for boys only and the age range is much younger than the in the Scottish house. All of the children and young people that Andrew met during his visit were great, giving him tours of places and practicing the English that they had been learning at school.