Manitoba Business: Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society
In August 1906, an office of this Scottish organization was opened at Winnipeg with the arrival of George Fisher as its Western Canadian Manager. The firm established a network of country grain elevators throughout Manitoba, intended to purchase grain for delivery to its flour mills in Scotland. In 1949, the firm (later renamed Scottish Co-operative Society Limited) sold its grain elevators in Saskatchewan and, in February 1973, the remaining nine Manitoba elevators were sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators. The ones in western Manitoba, at Colby, Gregg, and Oakner, continued to operate as part of the Pool network while six elevators in eastern Manitoba were integrated with existing facilities in that area.
Country Elevators (Manitoba)
“To study grain situation here,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 September 1905, page 1.
“Royal grain commission,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 January 1907, page 4.
“Prosser named co-op manager,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 March 1946, page 5.
MPE History, File 2, RG 4, Manitoba Pool Elevators fonds, Series B, Central Office Records, B.16, Historical Records, Box 1: 1925-1996, S. J. McKee Archives.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
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