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Scottish Local Authority Retention Schedules

Announcement Date: 10 September 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of SCARRS 2.0 (Scottish Council on Archives Records Retention Schedules). Please click here to be redirected.

SCARRS is a tool that maps the typical records generated in support of the business activities of Scottish local authorities. It identifies statutory and regulatory retention periods for those records where these exist and suggests typical retention periods based on common practice and/or business requirements where statutory and regulatory periods do not exist.

Since 2011, the SCARRS tool has served an immediately identifiable need by providing guidance on how local authorities in Scotland might best manage records both received from outside and generated within. The initial schedules were published in two phases in 2010 and 2011, revised in 2013-14 and the current version (2.0) published in September 2014.