View archival description

Collection KIN3 - Balallan School, Lewis

Identity area

Reference code



Balallan School, Lewis


  • 1879-2002 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

3 boxes (c0.9 linear metres)

Context area

Name of creator

Balallan School (1879-2012)

Administrative history

Balallan School was situated in the village of Balallan in the parish of Lochs. It was established in c1897 by the Lochs School Board.

The school closed in June 2012.

Archival history

Held by Balallan School and transferred to Kinloch Historical Society on the school's closure in 2012

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Balallan School: 2012

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Admission registers ????; log books 1879-2002; daily attendance registers 1979-2000; syllabus of religious education 1963

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged within series. Within series, records are arranged chronologically.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

In line with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Archivists in Scottish Local Authorities Working Group best practice guidelines “Providing Access to Education Records” (Archives & Records Association, 2013), it is recommended that:

Admission records and daily attendance records are closed to public access for 100 years from the last date given in an individual volume.
Log books are closed for 30 years from the last date in the volume.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Paper records

Finding aids

Digital and manual item level list available in the searchroom of Kinloch Historical Society

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

GB3002 RC4/4 Records of Lochs School Board 1873-1919 (held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar, Stornoway)

GB3002 RC4/1 Records of Lewis Education District Sub-Committee 1868-1974 (held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar, Stornoway)

Notes area


Catalogue by Donna Graysmith and Margaret A MacLeod, Kinloch Historical Society, 6 March 2013

Access points

Subject access points

Name access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Rights area

Accession area