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National Museums Scotland’s mission is to preserve, interpret and make accessible for all, the past and present of Scotland, other nations and cultures, and the natural world.
Our ‘Public Task’ comprises all the statutory functions, duties and responsibilities set out in our governing legislation – the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985, Section 2(1).
National Museums Scotland’s Public Task is also reflected in the museums' strategic plan, and includes a significant range of activities. These are practices for which we are responsible but for which there may be no specific statutory or regulatory provision:
You can read more about our general activities in carrying out our Public Task in the Our work and Our services sections of our website.
National Museums Scotland holds and uses information for the above purposes and permits the commercial or non-commercial re-use of certain information created for its Public Task.
If you would like to use Public Sector Information held by National Museums Scotland, please contact Dawn Lindsay, Information & Knowledge Manager at the following address for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
or in writing to:
Information & Knowledge Manager
National Museums Scotland
Edinburgh EH1 1JF
We will respond to your request within 20 days.
There may be costs involved to use content, which will depend on how the content will be used. We can advise further about this on request.
Due to the variety of information that we hold, the cost to provide it for re-use will vary.
It is expected that a pricing structure will be produced and a copy included on this page, which is under development.
In the interim, the price for any application to re-use our information will be considered carefully on a case by case basis to ensure that our costs are recovered.
If the information has already been re-used for the same purpose then the cost will be the same as that charged to the earlier re-user.
National Museums Scotland reserve the right to refuse requests for re-use under the Directive. Should this apply the reason for refusal will be clearly explained.
Questions about the National Museums Scotland Public task statement or complaints about the decisions made under the regulations should be emailed to Keith Pentland, Director of Finance and Planning, at the following address: email@example.com.