Scottish Commercial Motormen's Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Printed financial reports, 1927, 1934; The Highway , 1970-4.

Administrative / Biographical History

The union was founded as the Scottish Carters' Association in 1898. In 1908 it changed its name to the Scottish Horse and Motormen's Association. In 1964 the name was again changed to the Scottish Commercial Motormen's Union which transferred engagements to the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1971.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical directory of trade unions. Volume 3. Aldershot : Gower, 1987. Angela Tuckett, The Scottish carter. London : George Allen and Unwin, 1967.

Conditions Governing Access

Prior written permission to consult the archive is required. Researchers should apply to the Mr R. Scott, TGWU, Transport House, Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JD.

Archivist's Note

The list of the Scottish Commercial Motormen's Union includes the records of its predecessor, the Scottish Horse and Motormen's Association. Authority files exist for the Scottish Commercial Motormen's Union (GB 152 AAR334) and the Scottish Horse and Motormen's Association (GBR 0152 AAR333).

Separated Material

The main archive of the union is held in the National Library of Scotland.

Custodial History

As a predecessor of the Transport and General Workers' Union the initial deposit was made in 1976 by that union. Accruals to the deposit are listed under the entry for the Transport and General Workers' Union (MSS.126/TG) . The archive has been deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan.