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So long, farewell...

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

.... to David who has moved to Stornoway to become the Project Manager for the new Archives Service for the Western Isles.

"The new Archives service will support the preservation, awareness and access to the archive collections in the Outer Hebrides by increasing the level of professional support and advice available to public agencies. It will build on the richness of local archive collections, and promote the Gaelic language, culture and heritage of the Western Isles."  More information about the project can be found in this press release.

I'd like to wish him the best of luck and say a huge thank you for working to develop the strategy.

I should also mention that if you wish to get in touch about the strategy then please email either the BACS ( or me ( and not David anymore. 


David 30 June 2010 at 22:38  

Thanks Kiara, its been a pleasure working with you on the strategy.

I'll continue to follow the blog and the strategy's development with great interest. Obviously, as an Archivist with local government responsibility I'll still have my part in the Strategy's implementation through the Archives & Records Association (formerly the Society of Archivists) and through ASLAWG. One of the outputs of the three year archive project here in the Western Isles is to work with 50 businesses - timely considering the strategy's development!

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.

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