Ballast Trust

Business Archives in Italy

Two articles about the work of the Archive Services have recently been published in the English edition of an Italian online journal called Culture e Impresa.   This is a journal that publishes articles related to archives, culture and business and is linked to… Read More ›

HMS Defender Launch

Yesterday I attended the launch of HMS Defender at the BVT Surface Fleet Yard in Govan.  It was great to see a working shipyard and get a sense of how the process works and the scale of the buildings.  The BVT yard… Read More ›

Archive Survey #2

Recently I accompanied David Powell (BACS Surveying Officer) to a lace mill located in Ayrshire. The mill is scheduled for demolition and we were there to survey any archive material that may still be in the building. Unfortunately the building… Read More ›

Volunteers in archives

Earlier this year, the National Council on Archives carried out a survey of volunteers in archives to “celebrate and re-investigate the role of volunteering in the archive sector.”  The report has been published on the NCA’s website and examines who volunteers,… Read More ›