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Collection IN5/7 - North Uist Public Assistance Committee

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Reference code

GB3002 IN5/7


North Uist Public Assistance Committee


  • 1930-1961 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

8 volumes

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Name of creator

North Uist Public Assistance Sub-Committee (1930-fl 1961)

Administrative history

The Local Government Act 1929 saw the Parish Council being disbanded in 1930, the bulk of its functions being transferred to North Uist District Council and the North Uist Public Assistance Committee which reported to Inverness-shire County Council. The Assistance Committee was abolished under the National Insurance Act 1948.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Internal transfer from Museum nan Eilean (Accn 2011-13)

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Scope and content

Applications for transitional relief 1931-1935; payroll 1930-1961; aliment books 1934-1945; cash books 1932-1939

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System of arrangement

Arranged into series. Within series, items are arranged chronologically.

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Conditions governing access

Records containing personal data are closed for 75 years from the last date in the volume for records relating to adults and 100 years for records relating to children. Please consult the archivist for further information.

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Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Paper volumes

Finding aids

Digital and paper item level list available in searchroom of Tasglann nan Eilean Siar

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Related units of description

Minutes of the North Uist Public Assistance Committee are recorded within the minute books of North Uist District Council (GB3002 IN6/3 North Uist District Council 1930-1951 held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar, Stornoway)

GB3002 IN5/3 Records of North Uist Parish Council 1870-1948 (held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar, Stornoway)

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