It's reported that staff working at the National Records of Scotland building in Edinburgh have been reporting leaks in the dome for ages. During the recent torrential rain, a lot of documents got soaked....
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Thread: Disaster for Scottish records
30-07-2019, 3:35 PM #1
Disaster for Scottish records
30-07-2019, 4:59 PM #2
You'd have thought they'd have moved them. Even some lower management numpty would have thought of that.
I have no idea how they are stored, obviously not in anywhere waterproofed.
A few sheets of polythene may have helped. Just hope they've been digitised.
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30-07-2019, 6:10 PM #3
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30-07-2019, 9:29 PM #4
That’s the same article that talks about BMDs from 1800... In Scotland, they started in 1855.
Thinking about the area under the dome, (last visit about 5-6 years ago) the old East & West search rooms were at the edges, with the public computers, and there was a lot of microfiche directly under the dome - divorces, register of corrected entries, that sort of thing. They’re probably right that most is digitised. We’re just lucky it wasn’t the NAS building next door - those records are possibly decades away from digitization.
I hope that Lyon King at Arms is checking the rest of the buildings, too late but better than not.
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