Records of Scottish Offshore Investors Limited

Scope and Content

  • Minutes 1974-1995;
  • Board papers 1975-1984;
  • Board papers 1989-1990;
  • Board papers 1992-1997;
  • Ramco Oil Services PLC 1976-1984;
  • Agreements and Sundry documents with Kennedy Marr Ltd and Ors 1975;
  • File B23(1) 1974-1981;
  • File B23(2) 1974-1994;
  • James Finlay PLC offer to aquire all issued capital 1988.

Administrative / Biographical History

Company was incorporated as Scottish Offshore Investors Limited to invest in energy related businesses world wide. Later incorporating as Scottish Offshore Investors PLC in 1981 and then as Scottish Offshore Investors Limited c1990s. Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of James Finlay Limited following which all investments liquidated before the Company was dissolved c2012.


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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures. Duplicates have been removed.


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Related Material

The company has joint Board papers with Scottish Allied Investors Limited c1990s GB 248 UGD 091/48.

Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Peter Morphew, Business Archive Cataloguer (James Finlay Ltd), January 2016.