The National Archives of Scotland (NAS) was established
on 1 April 1993 as a Scottish Government Agency. The sponsoring department is Tourism, Culture and Sport Division within the Scottish Government Education Department.
NAS is headed by the Keeper of the Records of Scotland, who is responsible to
the Scottish Ministers for its management, performance and future development,
within the terms of the Framework Document. The Keeper is also responsible to
the Lord President of the Court of Session for the efficient management of the
court and other legal records in Scotland.
The annual report of the NAS is known as the 'Annual Report of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland'. Below you can read reports from 1999-2000 onwards.
From 1 April 2011, the General Register Office for Scotland merged with the NAS to become the National Records of Scotland (NRS).