Records of the Scottish Sea Fishers' Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

GB 231 MS 2680 donated to the University in August 1976, by A. Shepherd, Fishing Liaison Officer, Transport and General Workers' Union Scottish Region, Aberdeen.

GB 231 MS 2880 deposited ca 1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Union was founded in December 1899 as the Aberdeen Steam Fishing Vessels' Enginemen's and Firemen's Union. In 1905, a new branch was formed in Leith, and the union's name changed to the Scottish Steam Fishing Vessels' Enginemen's and Firemen's Union. By 1910 it had 425 members in 3 branches. In 1923, membership was extended to deckmen on fishing vessels, and from 1924 it was known as the Scottish Sea Fishers' Union. It became affiliated to the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1928, and merged in 1937. It is now known as the Sea Fishers Branch of the Transport and General Workers' Union.

Further information about the development of the trade union movement and the history of individual trade unions in Aberdeen can be found in William Diack, History of the Trades Council and the Trade Union Movement in Aberdeen (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Trades Council, 1939), and in Kenneth D. Buckley, Trade Unionism in Aberdeen 1870 - 1900 (Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1955). Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, 4 vols (Aldershot: Gower, 1980 - 1984) also contains useful information about the development of individual unions, at both the national and local level. Summarised details from each of these sources has been used in compiling this collection level description.

Arrangement

Not fully listed, but available for research

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

GB 231 MS 2680 donated to the University in August 1976, by A. Shepherd, Fishing Liaison Officer, Transport and General Workers' Union Scottish Region, Aberdeen.

GB 231 MS 2880 deposited ca 1973.

Other Finding Aids

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

Alternative Form Available

No copies known

Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk ) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Accruals

No accruals expected

Related Material

No related material identified in this repository

Bibliography

No known publications using this material