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Monday, 26 April 2010

The Consultation Draft of the National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland is now available for comment. 

The Consultation Draft is available as a pdf file, if you require Adobe Reader it can be downloaded from here.

Responses can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Send general responses or comments to

  • Complete the consultation response form online.
  • Download and complete our consultation questionnaire and return it to:
    BACS Surveying Officer
    c/o Archives Services
    University of Glasgow
    77-87 Dumbarton Road
    Glasgow G11 6PW
    Email: bacs
Further information about the strategy and its development can be found on the BACS website and elsewhere on this blog.


Cataloguing grant for Business Archives

Good news for business archive collections in the UK.  In support of the English and Welsh National Strategy for Business Archives, the Business Archives Council (BAC) has announced a new £2000 cataloguing grant for business collections.

The aim of the grant, in funding the cataloguing of a business collection in either the private or public sector, is to:

  • provide financial support for institutions/businesses that manage business archives
  • reach collections that have not yet been prioritised but have potential academic or socio-historical value
  • create opportunities for archivists or para-professionals/volunteers to gain experience in listing business collections
  • make more business collections accessible 
More information can be found on the Managing Business Archives website and application forms can be downloaded from the Business Archives Council website.


The consultation is coming...

Friday, 23 April 2010

... first thing next week.  We'll be making the consultation draft available for comments and suggestions from any interested parties.

You will be able to respond using an online survey, our consultation response form by email with general comments or also by leaving you comments on this blog.


Managing Business Archives

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

One of the main resource outcomes of the English and Welsh strategy has been the Managing Business Archives website.  It provides examples of best practice in managing business archives and has lots of information to help businesses manage their collections.  It includes information on:


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!

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any comments or suggestions.

Kiara King (Ballast Trust Archivist)