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Collection IN5/6 - Harris Public Assistance Sub-Committee

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Reference code

GB3002 IN5/6


Harris Public Assistance Sub-Committee


  • 1932-1965 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3 volumes

Context area

Name of creator

Harris Public Assistance Sub-Committee (1930-fl 1965)

Administrative history

The Local Government Act 1929 saw Harris Parish Council being disbanded in 1930, the bulk of its functions being transferred to Harris District Council and the Harris 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)

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Minutes 1932-1956; applications for relief 1949-1965

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


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.

Conditions governing reproduction

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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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

GB3002 IN5/2 Records of Harris Parish Council 1863-1932 (held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar, Stornoway)

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