Associated Iron Moulders of Scotland (AIMS) (earlier the Scottish Iron Moulders' Union)

Scope and Content

Rules, 1911; minutes of meetings with the executive council of the Scotch Ironfounders, and from June 1907 with the executive of the Scottish Employers' Federation of Iron and Steel Founders, 1905-1908, 1911-1913; monthly reports of the Associated Iron Moulders of Scotland, 1875 - 1920, lacking 1883 - 1884; notes on Cart Navigation, 1913; deeds relating to land and property on the south side of George Street, Glasgow, 1837-1906.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Scottish Iron Moulders' Union was formed in 1831, as a result of a takeover of the Scottish Iron Moulders Friendly Society by James Dunn. In 1869 the name was changed to the Associated Iron Moulders of Scotland. In 1875 it affiliated to the Trades Union Congress. It amalgamated in 1920 with the Friendly Society of Iron Founders of England, Ireland and Wales and the Amalgamated Society of Coremakers of Great Britain and Ireland to form the National Union of Foundry Workers.

Reference: H.J. Fyrth and H. Collins, 'The foundry workers, a trade union history'. Manchester, 1959.


The reference codes of these records were determined either by a superseded catalogue arrangement. The codes are therefore not necessarily in order in the catalogue.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use.

Custodial History

The records were deposited in 1974 as part of the records of the predecessors of the Amalgamated Unions of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section).

Related Material

At the Modern Records Centre: records of the Constructional Engineering Union (MSS.273); the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (MSS.259); the Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Section (MSS.101/DA); and the working papers of H.J. Fryth (MSS.224).

At the National Library of Scotland: records of Scottish foundry workers' unions (Acc 5010, Dep 204 and Acc 9095), list available at the Modern Records Centre (MSS.41Bx/AIMS/1).