Thursday 31 March 2016

Further update on ScotlandsPeople Centre closure

I've just received the following from the National Records of Scotland, concerning the continued temporary closure of the ScotlandsPeople Centre (which is also causing problems for its satellite access points across the country):

"A virus was identified on March 23. On-site services were immediately closed and the virus was contained. A small section of the on-site family history search facility remains affected and ICT staff are working hard to allow this service to return to normal as soon as possible. All data remains safe and secure.

"All other services including the ScotlandsPeople website continue to operate normally. Members of the public can also continue to obtain extracts of births, marriages and deaths online or in person. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank our customers for their patience."

The centre will again be closed tomorrow, Friday 1st April.

(With thanks to Anne Slater)


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