Archived news

Previous news:

December 2012
We had a visit from Annabel Goldie. Read about it here.

September 2012
We took part in doors open days and had 44 visitors. Read about it here.

August 2012
Our annual reports are now available in a snazzy online reading format over on Issuu.  This means that you can read the 2012 Annual Report and also our 2011 Annual Report.

June 2012
The Ballast Trust has joined Twitter. Find us here.

September 2011
We took part in doors open days and welcomed 53 visitors.  Read about it here.

May 2011
Our Annual Report for 2010/11 is published.

March 2011
We have worked with ProjectScotland to create a youth volunteer opportunity for an Archives Assistant. Read about it here.

January 2011
The National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland is launched in Edinburgh on Thursday 20 January, 5pm at the Museum on the Mound. Read the press release.

The Ballast Trust is one of eight new case studies created to support the public launch of the strategy. Read them here.

August 2010
The National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland is published. The Ballast Trust Archivist in partnership with the BACS Surveying Officer has worked to develop this strategy with the support of the NAS and on behalf of the Scottish Council on Archives.

June 2010
Our new volunteer policy has been approved by the Trustees and is now available. More information about volunteering at the Ballast Trust is available here.

March 2010
The Ballast Trust has been awarded archive pace setter status for its project to create electronic catalogues using Archivists' Toolkit. More information is available on the blog.

February 2010
Article about the Ballast Trust is published in culture e impresa (an Italian journal), it can be read here.

December 2009
The Ballast Trust policy statement was approved by the Board of Trustees at their meeting on 7 December 2009.


August 2009
With the support of the National Archives of Scotland and the Scottish Council on Archives, the Business Archives Council of Scotland and the Ballast Trust are working to create a national strategy for business archives in Scotland. In September we will be holding a series of workshops to provide an opportunity for custodians and users of business archives to help develop the strategy.

The first workshop is for academics and students and will be held on Monday 7 September at the Centre of Business History at Glasgow University. More details are available here.

July 2009
The Ballast Trust policy statement has been added to the website. This outlines the purpose of the Trust and its aims and operations. It will be submitted for final approval by the Board of Trustees at the December meeting.

May 2009
The National Council on Archives published their ‘Volunteering in Archives’ report. The Ballast Trust contributed a case study to this report. The report can be downloaded here.

April 2009
The Ballast Trust website is launched.