The current Surveying Officer is Rachael Muir and her contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the creation of the role of Business Archives Surveying Officer for Scotland. Established in 1977 and building on the work of earlier regional surveys, the Surveying Officer was jointly funded by the Scottish Records Office (now National Records of Scotland) and the Business Archives Council for Scotland. Over the years, surveys have ranged from listing a few volumes to surveying hundreds of metres of records that are now major corporate archives of internationally renowned businesses, and the existence of a Surveying Officer in Scotland has made a huge contribution to the status of the business archives sector in Scotland and helped to ensure that Scotland has a wealth of business and business-related archives.
The role continued until 2010 when it fell into abeyance for four years. In 2014 the role was revived by a consortium of partners: the Ballast Trust, the Capturing the Energy Project at Aberdeen University, the William Lind Foundation, and the University of Glasgow Archive Services. Today the role is based at the Ballast Trust, which specialises in the rescue, sorting and cataloguing service of business archives, and is funded by the Lind and Aggregate Foundations, supported by donations from businesses for archive services rendered.
In 2021, the National Records of Scotland announced a new funding partnership with The Ballast Trust to help support the role to June 2023.