Social Impact Pledge

National Library of Scotland


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National Library of Scotland pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed,  Signature

John Scally, National Librarian and Chief Executive, January 2017.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

We will maintain our commitment to enhancing youth employability and expand the range of opportunities we provide to support young people moving into work.                                                                                                             

Geographical location of impact

  • Edinburgh & Lothians

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2nd Commitment

We will expand our exhibitions work to communities around Scotland, giving people locally the opportunity to experience and enjoy their national collections.


Geographical location of impact

  • 6 locations across Scotland over a 12-18 month period

Contact details

  • Jackie Cromarty, Web & Public Programmes Manager,         

3rd Commitment

We will continue to make significant reductions in our energy consumption to contribute to national targets to lessen the impact of climate change.                                          

Geographical location of impact

  • Edinburgh, Glasgow and Kirkintilloch (where the National Library sites are located) 

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