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Strategy Launch

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Today is the launch of the National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland!

As readers of this blog will know the Strategy has been developed by the Business Archives Council of Scotland and the Ballast Trust, with the support of the National Archives of Scotland and the Scottish Council on Archives.

It aims to make business archives in Scotland valued, representative of economic activity and innovation and accessible to all in order to ensure the survival of the nation’s important business records and industrial heritage.

Historical records are a unique and powerful business asset and the implementation of the Strategy will help businesses to promote, manage and exploit their archives and records effectively.  We have eight case studies which provide great examples of business use of archive collections.

We've prepared postcard packs featuring our eight case study organisations;
  • Tennent's
  • The Scottish Business Archive
  • G. L. Watson & Co. Ltd
  • Diageo
  • The Ballast Trust
  • Capturing the Energy project
  • Lloyds HBOS
  • The Sir Basil Spence Archive at RCAHMS
You can read the case studies here.

Each attendee will be getting a launch pack which has a copy of the strategy and postcard pack as well as leaflets from some of the organisations involved in developing the strategy.


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)