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Co-operative plans for anniversary

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

In 2013, the co-operative will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the CWS - the Co-operative Wholesale Society.  A new business history of the group is planned for publication then and a team has been put together to research the company

There is more information in a leaflet here.


Cork Business Archives

Friday, 17 June 2011

Cork City and County Archives have a new online exhibition that "explores the commercial heritage of Cork through its historical archives."

The exhibition is called Cork: Merchant City and features a variety of items from different collections within the archive including examples from shipping, brewing, provisions, distilling and retail industries.

There's also a great article in the Irish Times about the family dynasties behind many of the businesses.

Thanks to ArchivesIreland on twitter for this infomation.


Scott's Men

Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Scotts' Exhibition at the McLean Museum starts on Saturday 25th June until 10th September 2011.  The exhibition marks the 300th anniversary of Scotts' of Greenock.

Download a poster here.


STICK: BP's Shale Oil Archive Returns Home to West Lothia...

Friday, 10 June 2011

From the STICK blog: BP's Shale Oil Archive Returns Home to West Lothia...: "Today is an exciting day at the Museum of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry in Livingston as we have just taken delivery of the first batch of Scottish Shale Oil Industry records which have been transferred on long term loan from the BP Archive..."


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)