Who We Are

The Scottish Council on Archives provides leadership and builds capacity for the archives and records management sector in Scotland. We work in partnership with many organisations throughout the UK to support and promote the management and use of archives services and collections. We run a busy programme of workshops and events and deliver projects and resources spanning engagement, education and advocacy.

We support the work of professionals through the development and delivery of a variety of resources and tools covering issues such as quality improvement, accreditation, retention schedules, preservation, copyright and digital archives.  Through our new community archives programme we also help voluntary groups who maintain or wish to start a local archive.

SCA is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC044553), and established and governed through a constitution. Our constitution can be downloaded here.

We are governed by a board of trustees who meet quarterly.  Our current Chair is Bruce Jackson.  Our Honorary President is Dr Irene O’Brien.


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