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Conservation Tools (National Records of Scotland)

Preservation & Conservation

The Scottish Council on Archives seeks to harness the full range of talents available within and beyond the archives sector so that key issues for the sector can be addressed. One such issue is preservation, including conservation. It provided financial and administrative support and developed a partnership with the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre and the National Records of Scotland to secure the delivery of 11 Preservation Assessment Surveys across archives in Scotland from 2010 to 2013.

The data gathered in those surveys, combined with data collected from 17 surveys carried out in Scottish archives is analysed and presented in Our Past, Our Future: A Preservation Survey Report for ScotlandThe Scottish Council on Archives has formed a Preservation Committee to prioritise and seek to address some of the issues identified within the report. The Committee is currently implementing a three year action plan. You can find out more about the report, action plan and the work of the Committee below. 

Preservation Committee

Minutes, membership & Action Plan


The Preservation Assessment Survey project in Scotland

Preservation & Conservation Survey 2015-16

Read the survey results

Preservation Report for Scotland

Read the full report

Case Studies and Planning

Case Studies and useful guidance

Fire in the Archives Event

Read about our event and download presentations.

Meet the Funders Event

Read about our event and view the presentations given

Disaster Salvage: After the Fire or Flood

Read about our event and view the presentations