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Scottish Oil Agency Ltd

Date of Incorporation 16th May 1918
Date of Dissolution 6th December 1933
Registered Office 40 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, on 4th June 1918. 53 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, on 12th September 1921
Directors Sir Frederick William Black, Sir John Traill Cargill, Robert Crichton, Hubert Bryan Heath Eves, William Fraser, Duncan Garrow, Angus Kerr, John Buck Lloyd, William Montgomerie, Herbert Edward Nichols, John Douglas Stewart, Robert Irving Watson, John Wishart
Oil Works & Refineries N/A
Mines N/A


The Scottish Oil Agency Ltd were created as the distributing and selling organisation of Scottish Oils Ltd and acted as distributors in Scotland for the Anglo Persian Oil Company Ltd. In addition the company absorbed the business in Scotland of the British Petroleum Company Ltd and the Homeliight Oil Company Ltd. This arrangement enabled The Agency to supply not only the various products derived from shale, but also other well known brands of petroleum including White May, Rocklight, PVO (Petroleum Vapourising Oil) and BP Motor Spirit.

The Agency had a wide and varied customer base which included contracts with the following organisations: The Admiralty, War Office, Ministry of Munitions, Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, Crown Agents for the Colonies, Trinity House, Scottish and Irish Lighthouse Boards, Railway Companies and Corporations.

In an agreement dated 13th October 1932 the Scottish Oil Agency Ltd was sold to Shell-Mex & BP Ltd.

Registration Records

Information transcribed from dissolved company records held by the National Archives of Scotland. Download details



Company Logos

Logo Date
Socttish Oil Agency Logo 1920 1919



Particulars of trademarks registered by The Scottish Oil Agency Ltd:

Trademark Trademark Title Registration Number Date of Registration Goods Specified
BP Motor Spirit Trade Mark BP Motor Spirit 425019 11th October 1922 Motor spirit
Somul Somul 476041 6th April 1927 Raw, or partly prepared, vegetabl, animal and mineral substances used in manufactures, not included in other classes
Mulspray Mulspray 476042 6th April 1927 Manufactures from mineral and other substances for building or decoration
Rocklight Trade Mark Rocklight 468632 29th March 1927 Heating, illuminating and lubricating oils
White May White May 468633 29th March 1927 Illuminating, heating and lubricating oils
  Letters "BP" and Shield and Globe Device 511849 31st July 1930 Motor spirit and other petroleum products for use as fuel in internal combustion engines
  BP Plus 521344 1st July 1931 Motor spirit and other petroleum products for use as fuel in internal combustion engines

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