Scottish Records Association
Welcome to the website of the Scottish Records Association (SRA).
The SRA was founded in 1977 and is concerned with the preservation and use of historical records in Scotland.
It provides a forum for users, owners and custodians of records to discuss matters relating to the records, their custody and conservation and research. Its aims are:
The Association holds an annual conference and organises visits of archival interest (summer visits). A bi-annual newsletter, Retour, reports on developments in the archival world and includes research advice, answers to enquiries from users and short reviews of recent publications.
The annual journal, Scottish Archives, reflects both the distinctive
interests of the Association's members and appeals to a wider audience. It
features illustrated papers from conferences as well as other commissioned and
submitted articles focussing on Scottish archives and historical sources, their
use and interpretation.
In conjunction with the National Records of Scotland, the Association publishes a guide to Scottish palaeography pack: Scottish Handwriting: a self help pack.
Support the work of the SRA, be first to hear about visits and the conference, and receive Scottish Archives and Retour on a regular basis by becoming a member.
The SRA is a registered Scottish charity no. SC008896.