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December into January

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Whoops, we've been a bit quiet of late but hopefully that will be remedied over the coming weeks!

The final draft of the Business Archives Strategy for Scotland is in the final throws of preparation and should be public within the next few weeks for comment. Watch this space for more news!

Scotland is now formerly represented on the Crisis Response Team that has been established by the Business Archives Strategy for England & Wales. This small team has been established to help co-ordinate rescue work and offer help and advice where business enter into receivership liquidation so that archives can hopefully be saved for the nation. The team will work closely with local archive repositories and other organisations with an interest in business heritage.

It is recognised by the English & Welsh strategy that business, trade and industry do not stop at the border between Carlisle and Berwick. So, for example, First Quench owners of the Thresher and Victoria wine retail chains is very much and English company. However, they also owned the Scottish chain of Haddows so it is sensible that Scotland takes an interest in the records of the parent company and offers support. Scotland is represented on the team by David Powell, the Surveying Officer of the Business Archives Council of Scotland.


About This Blog

This blog will provide information about the development of a National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland. It will also be used to provide general updates about Business Archives in Scotland.

This blog is written by Kiara King, the Ballast Trust archivist. Updates on the Data Mapping Project are written by Cheryl Brown, project officer.


The Business Archives Strategy for Scotland was published in August, read it here. Keep an eye on the blog for more news about business archives and the strategy's implementation.

You can also contact us at any time with thoughts and contribute your comments to the blog!

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Kiara King (Ballast Trust Archivist)