How the Council manages its Records
Records are one of the Council's most vital assets. They support decision making, document activities, provide evidence of policies, decisions and transactions, and underpin the daily work of the Council.
To ensure that records are managed properly, the Council aims to conform to the Code of Practice on Records Management which has been issued by Ministers in accordance with Section 61 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The Council has adopted a Records Policy outlining how it intends to manage its records. This details the Council's commitment to ensuring that records are accurate and reliable, can be retrieved easily and are kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary.
The Council's Records Management and Archives Service is responsible for providing records advice and support to departments, operating the Council's Records Service Centre, and preserving the historical records of the Council. For further information about the service, please contact: Kevin Wilbraham, Council Records Manager, Tel. 0131 469 6174 or email: RecordsManagement@edinburgh.gov.uk