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Role of The Archives

The Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1994, requires local authorities to make proper arrangements for the preservation and management of all records created by it or inherited from its predecessor.

The Archives is the official archive of Glasgow City and its predecessor authorities. It aims to manage the records of the City efficiently; identify and preserve records of historical, social and cultural importance; and make them available for the information, education and enjoyment of the public.

‘A civilized society, concerned to uphold the rights of the citizen, to encourage efficient administration and to ensure that its history is accessible to all, should make provision for its archives to be preserved and made available for public consultation.’ (Scottish Archives Policy 1999).