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National Records of Scotland Awarded UK Accredited Archive Service Status

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National Records of Scotland Awarded UK Accredited Archive Service Status

Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014
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National Records of Scotland has today been awarded accredited archive service status by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee. 

Archive Service Accreditation is the new quality standard for archives services across the UK which has been developed in partnership with the archives sector and its stakeholders.  Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. The standard recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery.  Achieving accredited status demonstrates that National Records of Scotland has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing; the care of its unique collections and what the service offers to its entire range of users.

NRS Chief Executive, Tim Ellis welcomed the award:  ‘I am very pleased that NRS has achieved accredited archive status. It is very important to us in our leadership role within the Scottish Archive Sector and I know that the accreditation process will prove in time to be a key means of driving improvement across all archives. NRS found it to be a demanding but rewarding experience and a stimulus to the further improvements we shall make to achieve our overall vision for the organisation. I extend congratulations to all the other services who have won this award ’.

The other Scottish archive service to be recognised in this round of awards is the Lothian Health Services Archive.  Falkirk Archives was the first Scottish archive to be awarded accredited status.

  • The eight newly accredited archive services are:
  • Barts Health NHS Trust Archives
  • Glamorgan Archives
  • Gloucestershire Archives
  • Institute of Education Archive, University of London
  • Jersey Archive
  • Lothian Health Services Archive
  • National Records of Scotland
  • Norfolk Record Office