Minutes, 8 Jan 1974 - 17 May 2006
Scope and Contents
This series contains minutes from the meetings of both the Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard (and predecessor bodies) and Edinburgh Lesbian Line. It also includes the minutes from the Scottish Homosexual Rights Group's Branch and Policy committee meetings. Further information is included at sub-series level with minutes then detailed at item level.
Note that although there are minutes from 2006, the majority do not date past 1997.
- Creation: 8 Jan 1974 - 17 May 2006
Conditions Governing Access
Whilst most of this material is open to public access, some documents may be confidential under data protection legislation and access information is provided at item level. This series contains information relating to service users and members, including addresses and contact information. Personal data and reasons for contacting LGLS is also provided and it is important to note that this information was provided with the understanding that this was a confidential service and privacy must be protected.
Items disclosing personal or sensitive information relating to adults (18 years and over) will be closed for 75, and for minors (under 18 years) records will be closed for 100 years.
Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records conveying sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.
LHSA encourages the use of these records for legitimate clinical, historical and genealogical research purposes, and records that are designated as closed can be consulted by legitimate researchers if certain conditions are met. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding procedures on how you can apply for permission to view closed records. Telephone us on 0131 650 3392 or email us at email@example.com.
- From the Fonds: Sinclair, Cecil James Herbert , 21 May 1931 - 20 October 2004 (gay rights activist) (Person)
- From the Fonds: Edinburgh Befrienders (Organization)
- From the Fonds: Edinburgh Gay Switchboard and Lesbian Line (Organization)
- From the Fonds: Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard (Organization)