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Jaguar's 90th anniversary

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Jaguar Heritage organised an event in cooperation with BAE Systems this month to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Swallow Sidecar Company - Sir William Lyons' first business and the forerunner of today's Jaguar Cars Limited.

image from here
The event was a gathering of a rare collection of Jaguar cars at BAE's Warton site, for a ‘birthday surprise’ in the form of a flypast by a Eurofighter Typhoon.

 see more images in the slideshow

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Edinburgh's industries and RCAHMS

Monday, 10 September 2012

As part of Doors Open Days this year the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) is offering a number of talks and tours at their offices in Edinburgh on Saturday 22nd September.  There are two that will particularly focus on the businesses and industries of Edinburgh and its an excellent opportunity to find out more about the work of RCAHMS who contribute much to the business archives sector.

From their website:

Hear experts talking about our extensive collections and view our exhibitions and fi lms. You’ll also get the chance to go behind-the-scenes to discover how we photograph, measure and draw industrial sites, and fi nd out how these unique images form an important record of Scotland’s industrial past and present.
View the programme here.

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About This Blog

This blog will provide information about the development of a National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland. It will also be used to provide general updates about Business Archives in Scotland.

This blog is written by Kiara King, the Ballast Trust archivist. Updates on the Data Mapping Project are written by Cheryl Brown, project officer.

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The Business Archives Strategy for Scotland was published in August, read it here. Keep an eye on the blog for more news about business archives and the strategy's implementation.

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