Records of The Company of Scottish Cheesemakers Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Collection includes:

  • Articles of Association;
  • Company registers;
  • Company minutes;
  • Consultative committee minutes;
  • Reports and accounts;
  • Agreements;
  • Secretaries files;
  • Marketing records;
  • TV adverts and videos;
  • Exhibition and point of sale material.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Company of Scottish Cheesemakers Ltd was incorporated in 1954  with registered offices at 190 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland. The Company appears to have been formed following meetings of the Scottish Cheese Factors Association and the Scottish Association of Milk Products Manufacturers regarding the storage and grading of cheese. The company had no share capital as it was limited by guarantee. Membership was limited to 500 members who paid a subscription based on the tonnage of cheese they produced. The initial guarantors of the company included the Scottish Milk Marketing Board , United Creameries Ltd , East Kilbride Dairy Farmers Ltd , Scottish Wholesale Co-operative Society Ltd and Independent Dairies Ltd.

The company was managed by a management committee who initially met at the registered office but later meetings were hosted at the company offices of committee members. At first, the Company concerned itself with the grading and selling of cheese and sought to improve the marketing and quality of Scottish cheese through the co-ordination of advertising and the establishment of a certification scheme. It monitored the retail value of cheese products and commissioned marketing reports and books relating to cheese making in Scotland. It led marketing schemes for Scottish cheese, producing audio and visual advertisements and represented the Scottish cheese industry and exhibitions and trade shows. The company was wound up in 1995, being dissolved in 1996  .


Arranged chronologically within record series.

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Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in the searchroom and by request. Manual file level list available at the National Register of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S) 3551).

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures. The collection is likely to remain unaltered.

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Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Collection catalogued by Jenny Bunn, Assistant Archivist, 20 March 2000. Converted to Encoded Archival Description by Victoria Stobo, Retroconversion Cataloguing Assistant, 15 May 2012. Fonds level description revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 26 February 2003 and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 05 July 2012.

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