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Keeper’s Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 Annual Report

Keeper’s Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 Annual Report

Friday, 25 Oct 2013
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The Keeper’s first Annual Report on the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 has now been published and laid before Parliament. It can be viewed on the National Records of Scotland (NAS) website.

The report shows that the first scheduled authorities have been invited to submit their Records Management Plans and several have now done so and had them agreed. This is the start of a long-term process of improving the standard of record-keeping across the Scottish public sector. This will be achieved through continuous engagement with the Keeper’s assessment team and between authorities themselves. The initial signs have been promising as authorities work towards meeting their obligations under the new legislation.