Skip to main content

Correspondence, 2 Jan 1974 - 29 Jul 2004

Identifier: GD61/4

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence sent and received by Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard and its predecessor bodies, as well as correspondence relating to the Scottish Homosexual Rights Group Edinburgh Branch.

It includes correspondence from service users and members of LGLS. It also includes correspondence relating to the administration and running of the service, training, statistics, staffing, and campaigning. Further information is provided at sub-series and file level.


  • 2 Jan 1974 - 29 Jul 2004

Conditions Governing Access

Information on access has been provided at file level. This series contains personal information relating to service users and members, including addresses and contact information. This series also includes personal information about services users and their reasons for contacting LGLS. This information was provided with the understanding that this was a confidential service and privacy must be protected. Records that contain personal data have been closed.

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.

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.

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


2 boxes

Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44 (0)131 650 3392