1959 to 1976: Phase one


The initial meetings to discuss the establishment of BACS were held in 1959 and organised by Peter Payne the Colquhoun Lecturer as Acting Secretary.


The first newsletter of the Council is published.

1977 to 2011: Phase two


By 1977 the work of the Council was such that a full-time Surveying Officer was appointed.


The Council started to publish a journal in 1977, known as Scottish Industrial History and today as Scottish Business and Industrial History.


A publicity leaflet for BACS from the 1990s.
2011 to present: Phase three


BACS starts Corporate Connections an initiative launched in 2017 to encourage face to face conversations, bringing together the small community of business archivists and custodians of business archives in Scotland, many of whom work alone to share our experiences. Regular social meet ups are held every few months, with a rotating theme to kick start conversations and let you meet your peers.

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