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Publication of Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 Annual Report for 2016

Publication of Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 Annual Report for 2016

Monday, 12 Sep 2016
Picture showing the cover page of the Keeper's Annual Report 2016

The Keeper’s Annual Report for 2016, published under the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, has been laid in the Scottish Parliament.  It reflects the third year of activity since the Act was implemented.

The 2016 report can be viewed on this website. The main aim of the Act is to improve the quality of record keeping in approximately 250 named Scottish public authorities. It requires authorities to submit records management plans to the Keeper for agreement.

This year we reached a significant milestone with the agreement of the 100th plan, three years after the Act came into force in January 2013.

The Act remains central to a long-term process of improving the standard of record keeping within the Scottish public sector. Plans agreed show that good practice is being followed and the Act continues to build trust and promote a new culture around record keeping. That helps authorities safeguard public records and ensure that they remain authentic, accurate and true.