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Scottish Oil Scientific & Industrial Research Association Ltd.

Company number:
Registered in Scotland No.11116
Share capital:
Not known
8th April 1920
24th August 1934
Registered office:

135 Buchanan Street, Glasgow (6th April 1920)
53 Bothwell Street, Glasgow (8th November 1921)

A company formed to combine research expertise following the amalgamation of the shale oil companies into Scottish Oils Ltd.


  • John Greig Annan - Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Company Ltd, 7 West George Street, Glasgow, Addiewell Works Chemist
  • Edwin Melhuish Bailey - The Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd, 135 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Chemist
  • James Bryson - The Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd, 135 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, General Works Manager
  • Robert Crichton - Castlepark, Philpstoun, West Lothian, Director of Scottish Oils Ltd and subsidiaries
  • William Fraser - The Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd, 135 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Managing Director
  • James Henry Hope - The Elms, East Calder, Midlothian, Chief Chemist
  • George Francis McKillop - The Broxburn Oil Company Ltd, 28 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, Chemist
  • James Reid - 6 Hazelton Gardens, Cathcart, Glasgow, Commercial Manager, Scottish Oils
  • John Dunlop Sommerville - Osborne Cottage, Station Road, Broxburn, Chemist
  • Alexander Cunningham Thomson - The Oakbank Oil Company Ltd, 29 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow, Works Manager


SHALE OIL RESEARCH . Replying to Mr Mander (L., Wolverhampton , E.) , the Minister for Mines (Mr Shinwell) states that grants for research work amounting to £ 7500 have in the past been made to the Scottish Shale Oil Scientific and Industrial Research Association .

The Scotsman, 22nd July 1930

  • Associated references
    • Registration Records transcribed from dissolved company records held by the National Archives of Scotland.