Scottish Council on Archives

About this Organisation

The Scottish Council on Archives provides leadership and builds capacity for the archives and records management sector in Scotland. We work in partnership with many organisations throughout the UK to support and promote the management and use of archives services and collections. We run a busy programme of workshops and events and deliver projects and resources spanning engagement, education and advocacy.

We support the work of professionals through the development and delivery of a variety of resources and tools covering issues such as quality improvement, accreditation, retention schedules, preservation, copyright and digital archives. Through our new community archives programme we also help voluntary groups who maintain or wish to start a local archive. We also support users of archives, providing guidance on family history research, details of the broad range of collections from across the country, including contact details, and general assistance with exploring the incredible resources contained in archives.

Organisation Type

Directory of Resources


H M General Register House
2 Princes Street
Entry last updated: September 28th, 2018

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