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Working Archive

Ever wondered who had to clean the casks in the early days of Tennent's? Which Scottish foundry produced the iconic red 'phone boxes? Or how about exploring the diary of one of The Royal Bank of Scotland’s early cashiers?

The Working Archive awareness campaign supports the ongoing National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland and aims to explore the stories behind Scottish working life whilst promoting the vital role that archive and records management professionals play in creating and caring for our national heritage.

Explore the pages below for more details, great resources and information on how you can get involved.


Learn all about the campaign.

A Workplace Romance

A special Valentine's Day competition!


Find out about events and activities planned across Scotland and beyond.


Latest news about The Working Archive and our twitter feed.


Resources and tools to help you participate and utilise your archives.


Great images of working lives from Scottish collections.


Get in touch to find out more or to publicise your events.