Peebles Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

This file consists of records created by the Peebles Co-operative Society including negatives.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Peebles Co-operative Society was founded in 1873 and within 15 years it had 323 members. The Society traded for 95 years and during that time grew to be a large organisation, which owned many services. By 1966 these services included 3 grocery stores, 2 of which were self service, a store selling clothing, furnishing & electrical items, a shoe shop, and a funeral service.

The Society was amalgamated with the Innerleithen and Galashiels United Co-operative Societies in 1968 to create the Border Co-operative Society, which later became Central Borders Co-operative Society.

Sources: The Co-operative Directory, Central Co-operative Board, 1887 and Co-operative Directory, Co-operative Union Ltd, 1966.