The Business Archives Council of Scotland organises an annual conference in the Autumn, occasional training days and in 2017 started it’s Corporate Connections event to support networking for business archivists and custodians of business archives in Scotland. Details of past events can be found here.


BACS has partnered with the Scottish Council on Archives and the Surveying Officer to deliver a webinar on Collecting in a Crisis: A Guide to Rescuing Business Records.

This will take place on 1st October at 13:30. Places are FREE but please register with SCA here.


The 2020 conference has been postponed due to Covid-19. We hope to plan an event in Spring 2021 to mark our 60th anniversary.


Bookings for our conference are through our eventbrite page and will be advertised here when live.

There are no upcoming Events at this time.

Corporate Connections‌

Corporate Connections is an initiative launched by BACS 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 twice a year, with a rotating theme to kick start conversations and let you meet your peers. Anything and everything business archives will be openly discussed among friends.


Due to Covid-19 our May event was cancelled but we’re pleased to announce that Corporate Connections is going online. The BACS team invite members with an interest in business archives to this informal event where current challenges, successes and ideas are shared over virtual tea and biscuits (to be provided by the attendees!)

The theme of our first online event is The impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on reopening services across Scotland. Rachel Hosker from the University of Edinburgh will lead the conversation, sharing her experiences and practical advice gained when the Centre for Research Collections recently reopened to the public.

  • Where: Online meeting via Zoom
  • When: August 11 – 13.30 – 14.30
  • What: Online event discussing the challenges of reopening in a Covid-19 landscape.
  • How: To reserve a place, email

Please direct any questions or comments to the same email address. A meeting link will be provided in advance of the meeting

Find out more about the previous events here.

These events are for BACS members who are business archivists or custodians of business archive collections. Please contact Karyn Williams if you’d like to register your interest. Not a BACS member? Come along to see what BACS has to offer and become a member! (Annual membership starts from £10 Individual Member, £20 Organisational Member, £50 Corporate Member).

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