Skip to main content

Language: English / Gàidhlig


Chamber and committees

Ballast Trust

  • Submitted by: Annabel Goldie, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 14 December 2012
  • Motion reference: S4M-05223

That the Parliament notes the work of the Ballast Trust, which is a Renfrewshire-based charitable foundation that provides a rescue, sorting and cataloguing service for business archives with an emphasis on technical records such as shipbuilding, railway and engineering plans, drawings and photographs; understands that, since its establishment in 1987, it has processed technical records on behalf of national and local archive repositories and museums; believes that this has resulted in the trust, in conjunction with National Records of Scotland, carrying out the vital processing of a huge range of industrial and business archive material; commends its continuing referencing and retention of what it considers a diverse base of historic material that chronicles both industrial and business and social and community activity; applauds what it sees as the dedicated and committed efforts of the trust’s director, trustees, staff and volunteers, and praises it on its determined efforts to educate business and professional communities to be mindful of the archive treasures that might be found throughout business premises the length and breadth of Scotland.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Colin Beattie, Nigel Don, Annabelle Ewing, Rob Gibson, Hugh Henry, Jamie Hepburn, John Lamont, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Jamie McGrigor, Stuart McMillan, Nanette Milne, Margaret Mitchell, Gil Paterson, Mary Scanlon, Liz Smith, Kevin Stewart, David Torrance, Jean Urquhart, Sandra White