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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD467
Title Records of Outright Scotland
Dates 1938-1993
Access status Open
Access conditions Certain records are closed on the ground of confidentiality for 50 years from the date of the latest paper on the files. Exceptionally, such files may be accessed by researchers who have the written consent of the Convener or Secretary of Outright Scotland (PO Box 23253, Edinburgh EH1 3XD), and who have guaranteed not to identify any individual who appeared in those files without the consent of that individual. Such files are marked 'CLOSED' in the catalogue.
Location Off site
Description The organisation now known as Outright Scotland was founded in May 1969 as the Scottish Minorities Group, and between 1978 and 1992 was known as the Scottish Homosexual Rights Group. Outright Scotland exists to uphold the rights of Scottish lesbian, gay and bisexual persons, and its archives include records of its work in the areas of law reform, welfare and social activities. Included are the records of the Scottish Homosexual Action Group (SHAG) (GD467/8/1-11). SHAG was an independent organisation, separate from the Scottish Homosexual Rights Group. Its records date from 1987 to 1989 and concern opposition to section 28 of the Local Government Bill 1988 and the organisation of the Lark in the Park, Edinburgh, 1989.
Level Fonds
Arrangement The records were sorted by a member of the organisation, and when deposited in SRO in July 1996 were stored mainly in filing cabinets. Within each cabinet the files were numbered by cabinet, drawer and individual file. This arrangement has been preserved here in order to speed access to the records for researchers. It is possible that eventually a new arrangement will be made, during which duplicate material (e.g. committee minutes) will be weeded, and the numbering presently adopted will be changed.
Archival history List completed December 1996.

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