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ref date:19 Jun 2000 (WBA)
Historical Scottish documents rot through neglect

Documents of crucial importance to Scotlands history are being left to rot in damp, cramped conditions rather than being treasured as part of our history that must be cherished.

A report going to the Scottish parliament says that "The picture of inadequate staffing, seriously unsatisfactory buildings and administrative neglect is not one of which the country can be proud."