GD36 Waverley Care

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD36

Title: Waverley Care

Administrative Dates: 1989-

Dates of Creation of Material: 1989-2000s

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1 shelf metre: paper and photographic materials

Name of creator(s): Waverley Care; Alex Thomson (Regional Secretary's Department, for GD36/1 only)

Administrative history: The organisation now named Waverley Care started as a Lothian Regional Council initiative called the AIDS Residential Accommodation Trust in 1989. Responsibility for the organisation of Trust meetings rested with the Regional Secretary’s Department and trustees included the Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, the Chairman of Lothian Health Board and the Bishop of Edinburgh. Working with the Milestone Venture Trust, Waverley Care was responsible for the establishment of a hospice for people living with AIDS called Milestone House. 

Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Acc 04/12B – David Taylor, AIDS Co-ordinator, Lothian Regional Council

Scope and Content: Files of the Regional Secretary's Department; promotional material; photographs; reports and newsletters; papers on projects and services.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: No disposal made

Accruals: May be expected

System of Arrangement: Original order retained

Conditions Governing Access: Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland).

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition

Language/Scripts of Material: English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper

Finding Aids: Item-level catalogue

Archivists’ Notes: Compiled by Alison Scott and Louise Williams
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000

Date(s) of Description: January 2011; September 2018