North Tayside Conservative and Unionist Association

Scope and Content

The collection contains:

  • Constitutions, 1927-1961
  • Minute books, 1894-1998
  • Letter books, 1927-1950
  • Membership records, 1927-1950
  • Miscellaneous records, 1948-1958
  • Publications, 1949-1991
  • Photographs, c 1938-c 1985
  • Ephemera, c 1950-1964

Administrative / Biographical History

The North Tayside Conservative and Unionist Association was formed in the early 1980s following the creation of the North Tayside Parliamentary Constituency. North Tayside was made up of parts of the former Kinross and West Perthshire, Perth and East Perthshire and South Angus County Constituencies, all three of which had been won by Conservative candidates at the previous general election (1979). The North Tayside Association absorbed several branches from the former Kinross and West Perthshire, Perth and East Perthshire and South Angus Conservative and Unionist Associations. The seat was first contested at the General Election of 1983, and was won by the Conservative candidate Bill Walker (who had been MP for Perth and East Perthshire 1979-1983). Walker held the seat until 1997 when he was defeated by the SNP’s John Swinney. The seat was abolished ahead of the 2005 General Election and the Association was dissolved. It was succeeded by Perth and North Perthshire and Angus Conservative and Unionist Associations.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited in 2007 by Dr Robin Vaughan of behalf of Mrs Barbara Vaughan, Secretary of the Perth and North Perthshire Conservative and Unionist Association (Acc 2007/237).

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper and include photographs.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Kenneth Baxter, Archives Assistant, July 2010.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


None expected.

Location of Originals

The material is original.


Geographical Names