The Ballast Trust is a charitable foundation that was established in 1988 by Dr William Lind to provide a rescue, sorting and cataloguing service for business archives with an emphasis on technical records such as shipbuilding, railway and engineering plans, drawings and photographs.
The Ballast Trust works with organisations within the archive and business communities. We have worked closely with Glasgow University since our establishment and have strong links with the Archive Services and the Centre for Business History in Scotland.
A National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland
The Ballast Trust is one of the lead implementors of the National Strategy and you can find out more about what the implementation group has achieved since its launch in 2011 and new resources on the project pages for the NSBAS that the Scottish Council on Archives host.