The history of Scotland’s businesses and industries is an important part of local and national heritage. The preservation of business archives is essential to provide evidence of that history and within business archives we believe that technical records (the plans, drawings, maps and photographs) are crucial to fully understanding how a business worked.
If you are a business with an archive or perhaps have a personal collection of archive materials related to business or industry, have you thought about the long-term future of your collection? The Ballast Trust is not a collecting archive and we cannot provide a permanent home for archive collections, however we can offer advice about finding a permanent home for your collection or looking after it yourself and put you in touch with organisations that can help. For example: