The Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, today announced the appointment of Ruth Crawford QC to the Board of the National Library of Scotland.
The Library's Board is responsible for determining the strategies, policies and priorities for the Library as it seeks to make the knowledge and information held within its world-class collections as widely available as possible.
Under the terms of the Act that defines the Library's functions, one of the members of the Board is appointed by Scottish Ministers from nominations submitted by the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates. This reflects the long-standing relationship between the Library and the Faculty and the continuing close relationship between the two.
Ruth Crawford was admitted as a member of the Faculty of Advocates in 1993 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 2008. She has a wide-ranging public law practice and a wealth of experience in planning and environmental law. A member of the Anti-Money Laundering and Finance Committees of the Faculty of Advocates, she was a Curator of the Advocates Library for four years.
The Library's collections span the centuries from early times to the digital age, housing millions of books, manuscripts, music and maps covering virtually every subject. Through these collections, the National Library charts the global and historical influence of Scots at home and abroad, while also recording and reflecting the ideas and cultures of the world. It exists to advance universal access to knowledge about Scotland and in Scotland.
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1 September 2016