- Biographical information and company histories relating to several Scottish companies, 1960s-1985;
- Assorted illustrations and adverts, nd;
- Photographs and negatives, 1911-1920s;
- SPTA centenary information and notes, 1988;
- Centenery publication detailing the history of the Association, 1989.
Records of the Scottish Provision Trade Association, trade association, 1898-c1990s, Scotland
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 248 UGD 310
- Dates of Creationc1900-1989
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.08 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Glasgow Provision Trade Association was established at the inaugural meeting on 9th November 1888 in Glasgow. The Association agreed on its constitution and rules in 1889 and Robert Osborne was elected as the first president. One of the main objectives of the Association was to promote a better understanding between wholesalers and importers, especially when looking at domestic agricultural interests. In 1898 the Association changed its name to the Scottish Provision Trade Association to serve importers and wholesalers throughout Scotland. During this year the Association also opened the Produce Exchange, Glasgow, in rooms rented from the Bazaar Committee of the Glasgow Corporation. The Association celebrated its centenery year in 1989 .
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Deposit: Mr W Don of D and R Stevenson Ltd : c 1989
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Location of Originals
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Moss, Michael, 100 Years of Provisioning Scotland (Glasgow: Scottish Provision Trade Association, 1989.
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
Fonds level description compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 21 February 2006. Lower levels revised and converted to Encoded Archival Description by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), March 2013.