SCA actively works to support the implementation of the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011. The Act raises the profile of records management across the public sector in Scotland and will introduce improvements and efficiencies in public record keeping. As well as increasing business efficiency, good records management helps authorities meet their statutory obligations and thereby respond better to their users needs. It will help authorities to better monitor public services, maintain accurate records of the circumstances and experiences of individuals, and safeguard the records of vulnerable people.

The implementation of the Act is co-ordinated by the National Records of Scotland and you can find out more by visiting their website here.

We have worked with other strategic bodies to deliver conferences dedicated to this topic, working in partnership with the National Records of Scotland, Information & Records Management Society and the Archives & Records Association (UK & Ireland). Programmes for the 2011 and 2016 conferences can be found below, please email contact@scottisharchives.org.uk if you would like a copy of any of the papers given.

Getting our act together programme

changing a record landscape programme