Monday, 13 August 2018

Edinburgh City Archives consultation

Edinburgh City Archives ( is having a consultation on its future service provision. Here's the blurb from its website:


Edinburgh has a rich 900-year history captured in its City Archives – from old charters to last month’s Council webcasts. But we don’t just preserve the past; we also collect records about life in the city today.

To help the city’s archives reflect Edinburgh as it is now, rather than simply as it was, Edinburgh City Archives is asking residents, visitors, community groups, archives institutions, businesses and other organisations based in Edinburgh their views on:

* How they would like to access and support the city’s archives
* What we should be collecting about Edinburgh now for access in the future.

Why We Are Consulting

As the city evolves, so must its archives. Changes in the city’s people, buildings, businesses, and organisations need to be captured and reflected in its archives.

How we expect to find and access cultural content like archives is also changing due to technology. The same technology is even changing how we create records today and how we will preserve them as tomorrow's archives.

Edinburgh City Archives needs to understand how and where it needs to adapt its services and priorities to meet these challenges. Each response to this consultation will help us plan how we make sure that the city’s archives are accessible and reflect Edinburgh properly in the years to come.

Responses are welcome from Individuals, Groups, Organisations and Archives Services (based within or near Edinburgh).

Top subvmit to the consultation, please visit

The consultation runs until October 26th 2018.

(With thanks to the National Records of Scotland)


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