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Lothian, Borders & Angus Co-operative Society

Lothian Borders and Angus Co-operative Society
NameLothian, Borders & Angus Co-operative Society
TypeConsumer co-operative
Foundation1839 or earlier
Location CityGalashiels, Scotland
Location CountryUnited Kingdom
Key People * I.F.B. Hewat, President * Bob Jamieson, Chief Executive
Area ServedScotland
Members65,074 (2008)
IndustryRetail, Pharmacy, Funerals, Post offices, Filling stations
Revenue£122 million (2008)
Operating Income+ £4 million (2008)
Net Income+ £3.5 million (2008)
Num Employees1,234 (2008)

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Lothian, Borders & Angus Co-operative Society Limited (Lothian Co-op), founded in 1839 in the Scottish Borders, was the oldest independent consumer co-operative in Scotland until it merged with The Co-operative Group in December 2008.

It operated over 50 food stores in the south and east, as well as some other retail businesses, and funeral services.

At the time of the merger, Lothian Co-op was owned by 65,000 consumer members on a one member one vote basis.

On the 19 August 2008, the board of the society agreed to propose the transfer of the society's engagements to the much larger Co-operative Group. The proposed transfer was considered by Lothian Borders & Angus members at a series of meetings in the autumn and, with a majority of the membership in favour of the proposal, the transfer of engagements took place on 13 December 2008.

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