Records of the Scottish Provision Trade Association, trade association, 1898-c1990s, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • 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.

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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit: Mr W Don of D and R Stevenson Ltd : c 1989

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

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Custodial History



None expected

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Location of Originals

This material is original


Moss, Michael, 100 Years of Provisioning Scotland (Glasgow: Scottish Provision Trade Association, 1989.

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

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.

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