Depositing or Gifting Records

Tasglann nan Eilean is keen to collect original records of historical importance to the Outer Hebrides including those of clubs, societies, trusts, businesses, community groups and individuals. Archive formats can vary from written documents, photographs or maps to digital material.

Together our collections document the history of many aspects of life in the islands - their economy, people, infrastructure and culture.

When records are taken into our custody we will:

  • provide secure storage in conditions that are designed to ensure the preservation of the records;
  • catalogue and index the records to professional standards;
  • provide supervised access to the records to enable their use for research;
  • ensure confidential records are appropriately secured.

Records can be gifted to the archives or taken on deposit with the depositor retaining legal ownership. For more details, please see our Collection Policy or Contact the Archivist