Tuesday 6 September 2016

New ScotlandsPeople website launch delayed?

ScotlandsPeople (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk) has just emailed an interesting update:

Service announcement for the ScotlandsPeople website

Last month we contacted you to let you know that our website would be unavailable from Wednesday 7 September 2016 until Monday 12 September 2016. We are writing to let you know that this site downtime has now been postponed to a future date. We will confirm the new dates as soon as possible.

We would like to thank you for your continued patience as we work towards launching a new ScotlandsPeople website. You will be pleased to note that once the new site is launched, all of your credits and saved images from our existing site will be available and accessible.

Thank you.

The team at ScotlandsPeople.

This month the ScotlandsPeople website was expected to be completely relaunched, with the contract held by FindmyPast having expired, and a new development team in to rebuild the platform on behalf of the National Records of Scotland. In the last couple of weeks, however, there have been major issues with the platform at the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh (and at satellite access points across the country), which forced the centre's closure on several days. Hopefully the issues causing the ScotandsPeople team problems will be resolved shortly.


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