Inverness Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

Papers of the Inverness Co-operative Society

Administrative / Biographical History

Inverness Co-operative Society was established in 1904. Its central premises were at 40 Academy Street and traded solely in grocery. In 1905 it had 187 members. By 1940 the society had its central premises at 61 Church Street and branches at 78 Academy Street, 20 Bank Street, 59 and 65 Church Street and 2-6 Lochalsh Road. At this time it was trading in groceries, butchering, confectionery, drapery, shoes and boots, coal, hardware, furnishings and milk. It was in production for baking, confectionery, slaughtering and meat preparation. It had 4,611 members. It voluntarily wound up business in 1945.

Sources: The Co-operative Union directories

Access Information

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Heather Roberts, Archive Assistant, September 2013

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