Records of Scottish Licensed Trade Defence Association, trade association, Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Financial Records 1893-1898.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Scottish Licensed Trade Defence Association , Edinburgh, Scotland , was established in 1879  , enlarged in 1890 and reconstructed in 1919 and 1922. The Association was the central organisation of the retail trade of Scotland, with objects similar to those of the National Trade Defence Fund of London, England , to the Committee of which it sent representatives. Its ordinary income was obtained by means of capitation grants from their affiliated associations (c 80 in 1925 and c 65 in 1935). Its subscribers included members of all retail sections of the trade. By 1895 (until 1950) it also administered the more important funds of the Scottish National Trade Defence Fund, which had practically no separate existence.

The association changed its name to Scottish Licensed Trade Association in c1956. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association was still in existence in 2002.

Sources: The Licensed Victuallers' Official Annual 1889 ( London: The Licensed Victuallers' Central Protection Society of London Ltd, c 1889 )

The Licensed Victuallers' Year Book for 1925 ( London: The Premier Publishing, c 1925 )

The Licensed Victuallers' Year Book for 1935 ( London: The Premier Publishing, c 1935 )

The Brewers' Almanack and Wine & Spirit Trade Annual for 1895 ( London: J S Phillips, 1894 )

The Brewers' Almanack 1955. Official Handbook of the Brewers' Society ( London: Review Press, 1955 )

The Brewers' Almanack 1956. Official Handbook of the Brewers' Society ( London: Review Press, 1956 )


The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.

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Custodial History

The collection was previously housed with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot-Watt University. It moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


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Related Material

GB 800001: Records of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (private collection, enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland)

GB 0243: Records of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (Glasgow City Archives)


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Fonds level description compiled by Natalie Milne, Archive Assistant (Hub), 20 November 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description, 8 June 2005. Catalogue revised and administrative history added by Wiebke Redlich, Archive Assistant (Hub), 10 April 2002. Catalogue revised by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 09 January 2009; and Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 11 May 2012.

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