Aviva can trace its presence in Dundee back to 1782 when Dundee Assurance Company Against Losses by Fire was established.
Aviva's history in Aberdeen really belongs to Northern Assurance which was set up there as North of Scotland Fire and Life Assurance Company in 1836.
Our earliest known Aviva agent for these islands was Mr Duguid of Kirkwall who was representing Northern Assurance by 1873.
Aviva's first agent in Inverness, Peter Anderson, was appointed in 1809 by North British Insurance Company and by 1813 the company was running a fire engine there which they purchased from the Aberdeen Insurance Company.
Archivist Blog - 08 June 2012 Subjects: History - Interesting stories
Aviva's earliest recorded Belfast agent was Thomas Ward who was representing Norwich Union Life from offices on the High Street by 1818.
Newry is another place on our route for which there are very few archive references.
Aviva's earliest known agent in Derry was J Buchanan who was representing Norwich Union Life by 1824.
Despite our connection with Northern Ireland going back nearly 200 years I have struggled to find references to Portrush in the Aviva archive.
The Isle of Man Insurance Company, later part of Aviva, was established in 1882. A trade directory for 1889 proudly lists it under the section heading "Insular Insurance Company".