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Collection SEP11 - Scottish Transport Group files (Highlands and Islands)

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GB 234 SEP11


Scottish Transport Group files (Highlands and Islands)


  • 1910-1993 (Creation)

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3.13 linear metres

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Scottish Office | Industry Department (1973-1999)

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The Scottish Office Industry Department was formed on 1 June 1973 as the Scottish Economic Planning Department with the functions of regional development, electricity, highland and rural development, tourism, transport services (excluding urban passenger transport, infrastructure and rural bus grants) and New Town Development Corporations. On 1 July 1975 Scottish Economic Planning Department took over from the Department of Industry certain functions relating industrial development in Scotland. On 15 December 1975 it assumed responsibility for the Scottish Development Agency which had been established in 1975. In September 1976, responsibility for transport services other than Peterhead Bay Harbour were transferred back to the Scottish Development Department. On 1 July 1977 Scottish Economic Planning Department assumed responsibility for the activities in Scotland of the Manpower Services Commission. The Scottish Economic Planning Department became the Industry Department for Scotland on 1 November 1983 and later, the Scottish Office Industry Department. In 1999 the Scottish Office was replaced by the Scottish Executive.

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Highlands and Islands files from the Industry Department of the Scottish Office regarding the Scottish Transport Group. Topics include Highland Transport Enquiry report 1962-1963; marine works 1936-1968; public works 1923-1968; ferry grants 1968-1975; ferry services1960-1993; shipping services 1950-1972; Highlands & Islands Shipping Bill 1959-1960.

With particular regard to the Outer Hebrides files exist regarding: Lochmaddy pier 1950-1968; Lochboisdale pier 1954-1963; shipping services to South Uist, Eriskay and Barra 1965-1973, Obbe Pier at Leverburgh 1912-1965, Castlebay pier 1953-1956

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  • English

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Paper records

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Full catalogue available through National Records of Scotland online catalogue at catalogue reference SEP11

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