Scottish Live Stock Insurance Company Ltd
The Scottish Live Stock Insurance Company was established in 1899 to insure farm and trade horses, carriage and saddle horses, hunters, dairy cows, cattle, sheep and pigs against death from accident or disease. The company was acquired by the General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd in August 1909 and went into voluntary liquidation shortly afterwards.
The company was established :
"for the purpose of transacting the various forms of insurance of horses and cattle, owned by the gentry, agriculturalists, tradesmen etc."
Scottish Live Stock headed notepaper, 1906
By 1905, it claimed to be the leading livestock insurer in the United Kingdom and a pioneer in foaling insurance, having been the first company to introduce double insurance on foals.
Shortly after the business was established, the company entered an agreement with General Accident under which the two companies were not to enter each others' business areas for seven years. The companies continued to have a close business relationship. General Accident agreed to act as agents for Scottish Live Stock and by the time of the 1909 acquisition, General Accident was reinsuring home, foreign and Canadian fire risks with the company.
|1899||The company is established|
|1909||The company is acquired by the General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation|
|1909||The company goes into voluntary liquidation|
Head office premises
|1899 - pre 1903||245 Union Street, Aberdeen|
|by 1903 - 1909||36 Tay Street, Perth|
Staff and officials
|by 1903 - 1909||Arthur George Bull|
|1899 - pre 1903||John McLeod Dunn|
Scottish Live Stock advertisement, c1910
- F Norie-Miller
- Henry Coates
- James Taylor
- John Mackinnon
Scottish Live Stock proposal, 1909
- Aberdeen (1899)
- Belfast (by 1903)
- Birmingham (by 1903)
- Bristol (by 1903)
- Cardiff (by 1903)
- Carlisle (by 1903)
- Dundee (by 1903)
- Edinburgh (by 1903)
- Glasgow (by 1903)
- Hull (by 1903)
- Leeds (by 1903)
- Liverpool (by 1903)
- Manchester (by 1903)
- Newcastle-upon-tyne (by 1903)
- Sheffield (by 1903)
- London (by 1903)
- Dublin, Ireland (by 1903)
In the archives
The Aviva archive contains records relating to the running of the Scottish Live Stock Insurance Company between 1900 and 1909. The collection includes prospectuses, annual reports and accounts, headed notepaper, proposals, advertisements, branded material, policies, liquidation papers, registers of shareholders, investment registers and agreements.