Ref NoPD53
Acc No394
TitleRecords of the North East of Scotland Federation of Townswomen's Guilds
Description1. Council and Committee Minute Books
2. Registers of Office Bearers
3. Loose Correspondence
4. Printed Reports and Miscellaneous Items
5. Scrapbooks
Date1936 - 1995
CreatorNorth East of Scotland Federation of Townswomen's Guilds
Extent17 volumes, 1 file, 9 booklets, 2 photographs, 18 items
​Open or Restricted AccessOpen
Access ConditionsOpen for consultation at Old Aberdeen House, open Mon-Wed 9:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:30. It is advisable to make an appointment.
Administrative HistoryThe North-East of Scotland Federation of Townswomen's Guilds was formed in 1932 and originally encompassed the northern Highlands and Islands of Scotland with Guilds in towns and villages from Angus to Shetland. In 1937 it was agreed at the Annual General Meeting that the Federation be split into two groups: the North of Scotland Federation and the North-East of Scotland Federation. The latter group, whose records this collection comprises, oversaw ten Guilds in Banff, Fraserburgh, Inverbervie, Laurencekirk, Macduff, Montrose, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Thurso and Turriff. This number was increased in 1952 to seventeen Guilds.

The stated aims of the Federation were:
- To advance the education of women irrespective of race, creed and party so as to enable them to make the best contribution towards the common good.
- To educate such women in the principles of good education.
- To provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for such women in the interests of social welfare and with a view to improving their conditions of life.

The collection is made up of the executive and committee minute books of the North-East of Scotland Federation of Townswomen's Guild and some loose Federation items.
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