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As the population of Scotland grew quickly between the 1830's and the 1930's, the need for cheap houses in towns and cities often saw poor housing conditions. This in turn led to problems with the health of the population and was the cause of a number of epidemic diseases, such as Cholera and Typhus.

This unit uses a variety of sources from participating archives and the Scottish Archive Network. It is aimed primarily at the Standard Grade History Unit, Changing Life in Scotland and Britain, Context B: 1830s-1930s.

Today, we can use the evidence in archives to find out about the past.

This web-site will help you to find out about the past by using archive material.

Teaching Materials are available with this unit.

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