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Corporate information

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) was formed on 1 April 2011 by the merger of the National Archives of Scotland (NAS), headed by the Keeper of the Records of Scotland, with the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS), headed by the Registrar General for Scotland. NRS is a non-ministerial department within the responsibility of the Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture.

The National Archives of Scotland (NAS) was an Agency of the Scottish Government and in 2006 was designated as one of the National Collections.

The Keeper of the Records of Scotland is responsible to Ministers for its management, performance and future development. The Keeper is also responsible to the Lord President of the Court of Session for the efficient management of the court and other legal records in Scotland.

The following corporate information is currently available on this site:

  1. The Keeper of the Records of Scotland
  2. Corporate plan
  3. Corporate strategies
    3.1 Equality Duty
    3.1.1 National Records of Scotland Mainstreaming Equality Duty
    3.1.2 National Records of Scotland Equality Outcomes
    3.1.3 Archived Equality Schemes
    3.2 Framework Document
    3.3 Key strategies of the NAS
    3.4 Sustainability Policy
    3.5 Volunteers Policy
  4. Annual reports and annual accounts
  5. Meeting minutes
  6. Internal procedures
    6.1 Health and Safety Handbook
    6.2 Policy on the use of IT facilities in the NAS
    6.3 The NAS Freedom of Information Manual (March 2008)
    6.4 Data Protection Code of Practice on Administrative Information
    6.5 Data Protection Code of Practice on Archival Information
  7. Register of interests
  8. Organisation chart
  9. Employee Engagement Survey
  10. National Records of Scotland Business Planning
H.M General Register House

1. The Keeper of the Records of Scotland
The current Keeper of the Records of Scotland is Mr Tim Ellis. Read more about him.

2. Corporate plan
The corporate plan sets out the functions, aims and objectives of the NAS and specifies the standards to which NAS will undertake its work and the resources required for that work. Read the corporate plan documents and quarterly reports.

3. Corporate strategies
The NAS has corporate strategies on:

3.1 Equality Duty

3.1.1 National Records of Scotland Mainstreaming Equality Duty - Acrobat PDF 125KB, new window

3.1.2 National Records of Scotland Equality Outcomes - Acrobat PDF 48KB, new window

3.1.3 Archived Equality Schemes (NAS)

3.1.3.1 Gender Equality Scheme - Acrobat PDF 101KB, new window
3.1.3.1.1 Gender Equality Scheme Annual Report (June 2010) - Acrobat PDF 78KB, new window
3.1.3.1.2 Gender Equality Scheme Annual Report (June 2009) - Acrobat PDF 77KB, new window

3.1.3.2. Disability Equality Scheme (December 2010 Update) - Acrobat PDF 40KB, new window
3.1.3.2.1 Disability Equality Scheme (December 2009 Update) - Acrobat PDF 43.4KB, new window
3.1.3.2.2 Disability Equality Scheme (January 2009 Update) - Acrobat PDF 61.7KB, new window
3.1.3.2.3 Disability Equality Scheme (December 2006) - Acrobat PDF 88KB, new window

3.1.3.3. Race Equality Scheme - Acrobat PDF 88KB, new window
3.1.3.3.1 Race Equality Annual Report (2010) - Acrobat PDF 58KB, new window
3.1.3.3.2 Race Equality Annual Report (2009) - Acrobat PDF 57.3KB, new window


3.2 Framework Document - Acrobat PDF 178KB, new window

3.3 Key Strategies of the NAS - Acrobat PDF 54KB, new window

3.4 Sustainability Policy - Acrobat 102KB, new window

3.5 Volunteers Policy - Acrobat 88.9KB, new window

4. Annual reports and annual accounts
Read the annual reports of the NAS and annual accounts.

5. Meeting minutes
Read the minutes of the NAS Governance Meetings, Audit Committee, Management Board, Branch Heads, Local Partnership Board, Information Systems Planning Group, and Health and Safety Committee.

6. Internal procedures
The NAS has internal procedures on:

6.1 Health and Safety Handbook - Acrobat PDF 641KB, new window

6.2 Policy on the use of IT facilities in the NAS - Acrobat PDF 108KB, new window

6.3 The NAS Freedom of Information Manual (March 2008) - Acrobat PDF 328KB, new window

6.4 Data Protection Code of Practice on Administrative Information - Acrobat PDF 455 KB, new window

6.5 Data Protection Code of Practice on Archival Information - Acrobat PDF 224 KB, new window

7. Register of interests

Register of Interests - Acrobat PDF 39.6KB, new window

8. Organisation chart

Organisation chart - Acrobat PDF, 20KB, new window

9. Employee Engagement Survey
View the results of the annual employee survey

NAS Survey results 2010 - Acrobat PDF, 205KB, new window

10. National Records of Scotland Business Planning

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) was formed on 1 April 2011 by the merger of the General Register Office for Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland.

Like other Scottish public bodies, NRS operates within the National Performance Framework set by Scottish Ministers. The Framework underpins delivery of the Scottish Government's purpose which is:

"To focus government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth."

The strategic objectives 2012-2022 link the Scottish Government National Outcomes and Purpose Targets, designed to achieve the Government's Purpose, with the work of every part of NRS. They provided a line of sight from the National Performance Framework to the job descriptions of individual NRS staff.

The NRS Strategy 2012-2022 sets out our vision for 2022, the key themes, strategic objectives and priorities for NRS.

NRS Strategy 2012-22 - Rich text format, 662KB, new window
NRS Strategy 2012-22 - Acrobat PDF, 94KB, new window

The business plan for the first year of operation (2011-2012) draws together the objectives of the two former organisations.

NRS Business Plan 2011-12 - Rich text format, 544KB, new window
NRS Business Plan 2011-12 - Acrobat PDF, 199KB, new window

   
 
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