Papers of the Independent Enquiry by Alan Alexander into the relations between the Western Isles Island Council and BCCI

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Report and documents relating to the enquiry.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alan Alexander, then Professor of Local and Public Management in the University of Strathclyde, was commissioned by the Western Isles Island Council in July 1991 to conduct an Independent Enquiry into the losses sustained by the Council in the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) on 5 July 1991.

Conditions Governing Access

Closed until January 2020. Submit FOI enquiry before that date

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Web version by Graham S. Holton, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: January 2008.

Related Material

Extensive media coverage in 1991 after the Bank's collapse. Published reports of Government enquiries 1991-92 into the supervision of BCCI by the Bank of England, and into BCCI's relations with local authorities.

Geographical Names