Aberdeenshire Country Foods Limited

Company Number: SC000699
Date of Incorporation: 24 August 1876
Contact Details: 7 Bain Square, Kirkton Campus, Livingston, EH54 7DQ
Operating Details: In liquidation
Other names (if known): Aberdeen Hide Skin and Tallow Market Company. There are records of an Aberdeen Hide and Tallow company, which may be related to this one.
Function of Company*: Non-trading Company (7499) previously hide production/services (1511) and animal product processing (1513)
Headquarters/Base of Operations Location: Aberdeen
Area of Operation:

*Taken from Standard Industrial Classification 2003, as used by Companies House in 2010


No record holdings of this company have been identified. The present owners (Vion) have not responded to multiple requests for information on these records.

Related records: Two court cases in the NAS related to this company (dated 1930 and 1961). Some building records in Aberdeen City Archives. There are planning warrants of the various cattle markets in Aberdeen City Archives.

Company History

William Murray Esq applied for a building permit for a tallow market in Aberdeen in 1874, and this appears to have been the first such market in Aberdeen, which was a notable cattle town in Scotland. The Murray family went on to develop the Aberdeen Hide and Tallow Company from their own business, which seems to be related to the later Aberdeen Hide, Skin and Tallow Market Company (either as the same company, or the parent or holding company of it). In 1908 this company applied for a building warrant for the erection of a tallow market on the north side of Hutcheon Street, and also appears to have had offices in Dingwalls in the Highlands. The Aberdeen Hide Market was still operational during the investigation into warble fly infection affecting cattle in 1935, and there are court cases involving this company by name in 1930 and 1961 in the National Archives of Scotland. It appears to have been absorbed by Grampian Country Foods (probably in 1996, prompting the name change), and then liquidated when this company was in turn bought out by Vion Foods UK in 2008.