News and Events


News & Events

You can find information on training events in 2018 below. Full details of events planned for later in the year will be made available in due course.

Event Date Location Description & Booking

Don't Risk It! Know Your Records - Risk Registers

31 January 2018 Standard Life, Edinburgh

The Archives and Records Association’s ‘Don’t Risk it! Know Your Records’ campaign works to promote and support the specific needs of members in records management (RM) functions and those keen to enhance their understanding of records management issues.

With the kind support of Standard Life Aberdeen, ARA Scotland are now pleased to offer a free half-day training session to members focusing on ‘Risk Registers’, the tool that most senior managers and Boards use to assess their organisations’ exposure to risk. The training will show how to build and populate your own RM risk register, promote the inclusion of RM risk factors in your corporate or organisational risk register (eg, how to make them ‘Board-friendly’) and how to use a risk register to advance RM priorities more broadly.

Lunch is provided.


09:30-10:00: Registration (Tea and Coffee provided)

10:00-11:30: Don’t Risk it! Risk Registers - Jon Elliott - Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland)

  • Risk and risk registers: theory and approaches
  • Building your own register
  • The ARA Risk Register Library
  • Discussion centred on individual trainee situations

12:00-13:00: Lunch & Discussion

Lunch (Provided, Courtesy of Standard Life Aberdeen)

Free to ARA members, non-ARA members may apply to attend at a cost of £50 and will be allocated a place if there is any space left a week before the training date (ie, 24 January 2018)

To book your place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your dietary or special needs requirements.
Kick off! Engaging with Scotland’s Sporting Heritage 23 February 2018 Scottish Football Museum,

Hampden Park,


G42 9BA

ARA Scotland, in partnership with Sporting Heritage and Sports Heritage Scotland, present an event celebrating the promotion and development of sporting heritage collections in Scotland. Speakers will examine the range of ways in which Scotland’s unique sporting heritage is being collected, preserved, promoted and celebrated across the country.


This FREE event will take place from 11am to 4pm and is open to anyone with an interest in sporting heritage. Further details, including confirmed speakers, are available at:


To book your place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your dietary or special needs requirements

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) April 2018 TBC Training on the new GDPR. Full details to be announced in due course.


May 2018   TBC                   Training to be run by Chris Sheridan, ARA's CPD Programme Manager, on the new ARA CPD framework.

Social Media

You can keep up to date with ARA Scotland on our Facebook page: @scotlandara and if you're on Twitter, why not follow our latest news there? Find us at: @ARAScot

#archivehour on Twitter

We were incredibly excited to be the first hosts of #archivehour on 26 October 2017 when our topic of discussion was digital preservation. #archivehour continues on the last Thursday of each month when you'll be able to get involved, asking and answering questions on key issues in the archive sector. We look forward to seeing you there!


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