National Records of Scotland

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NRS’ Archive Service Accreditation Success

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NRS’ Archive Service Accreditation Success

Thursday, 28 Jul 2022
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NRS is delighted to be awarded accredited archive status for the second time. The award covers all aspects of NRS’ archive service, including organisational health, archival collections and stakeholder engagement.

UK Archive Service Accreditation Scheme is supported by partnership of professional bodies and national archives from across the UK. It provides a useful standard against which archive services are assessed by independent external experts. As well as being an accredited archive service, NRS is an accreditation scheme partner providing accreditation assessments of archive services principally across Scotland, but also in the rest of the UK.

The UK Archive Service Accreditation scheme was established in 2013 and NRS was first accredited in 2014.  Accreditation is awarded for a period of up to 6 years at which point an organisation has to reapply.