LHSA is committed to generating project funding to supplement core conservation work. In recent years grants have been secured from the Wellcome Trust, the National Archives of Scotland, and the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust. Awards have ranged from £649 to part-fund the conservation of four handmade Clennell booklets and £1,100 to treat indexes to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh general register of patients to £120,000 to preserve twentieth-century folder-based medical case notes. Work may be undertaken by project staff specially recruited or contracted-out to specialist commercial companies as appropriate. All projects are governed by the LHSA Preservation and Conservation Policy and adhere to professional standards and best practice for treatment and documentation.


LHSA gratefully acknowledges the support it has received from external funders.

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Indexes before conservation treatment.