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CodeNA8915
Dates1965-
Person NameScottish Conservative and Unionist Association; 1965-
ActivityThe Scottish National Constitutional Association (SNCA) was established in 1867 as the official centralised conservative organisation in Scotland, along the lines of the National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations, which had been formed in England. The Scottish National Constitutional Association operated from a head office in Edinburgh and was administratively sectioned into the Eastern and Western divisions, to which local associations became affiliated. In 1882 the association was re-constituted as the National Union of Conservative Associations for Scotland (NUCAS). It was formed at a meeting held in the Society of Arts Hall, George Street, Edinburgh, and was similarly divided into Eastern and Western Divisional Councils. The headquarters were at Castle Street, Edinburgh. In 1885 57 societies which were affiliated to the SNCA were absorbed by the NUCAS. By 1890 NUCAS had 256 affiliated bodies. Following the merger of the Conservative and Liberal Unionist Parties, NUCAS became the Scottish Unionist Association (SUA) in 1912. A Women's Committee of the SUA was formed in 1920. In 1965 the SUA was succeeded by the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Association which is still in existence.
Corporate NameScottish Conservative and Unionist Association
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