Border Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

This subseries consists of records created by the Border Co-operative Society including balance sheets, correspondence, and photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Border Co-operative Society was formed in 1968 following a merger of three Co-operative Societies: Galashiels United, Innerleithen, and Peebles. The society provided its members with grocery stores, butchers, bakers, clothing and shoe shops, as well as a restaurant and quite unusually, a Public House.

In 1984 Border Co-operative Society was amalgamated with the Hawick and Jedburgh Co-operative Society, and the Selkirk and Kelso Co-operative Society to form the Central Borders Co-operative Society.

Sources: The Co-operative Directory, Co-operative Union Ltd, 1979.