Friday 28 September 2012

George MacKenzie steps down as the real Big Yin

George MacKenzie, Registrar General and Keeper of the Records for Scotland, is stepping down today from both positions after 37 years of service. He has been Keeper since 2001, and Registrar General from last year, following the merger of both the GROS and the NAS to form the National Records of Scotland.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has posted a picture on Twitter from his leaving do last night at in which she also expressed her thanks to George for his service. A recent Scottish Government announcement on George's plans to retire is available at

The very best of luck for the future George!


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