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All Scottish official publications since 1985 are listed in the OPAC. Publications before 1985 are listed on microfiche. Certain publications such as Scottish Statutory Instruments, Bills & Acts and Scottish Parliamentary, Executive and Government Papers are treated as serials and are not searchable by title or ISBN. However, the OPAC of The National Library of Scotland does contain individual records for many of these publications, and can be used to identify the appropriate document number.
The Scottish Parliament and Government do not publish through TSO, although due to a centralised contract for legislation, Scottish Acts and Scottish Statutory instruments are published by TSO, and included in their catalogue. Since 1999, publication on behalf of the Scottish Government (formerly Scottish Executive) has been undertaken by Astron, R. R. Donnelley and APS.
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