In 1920 the United Operative Masons' Association of Scotland, the Associated Paviors' Federal Union, the Scottish Amalgamated Society of Mosaic and Encaustic Tile Fixers, Marble Workers and Fireplace Builders and the United Operative Masons and Granite Cutters' Union amalgamated to form the Building and Monumental Workers' Association of Scotland (BMWAS). The union amalgamated with the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers in 1942.
The Modern Records Centre has editions of the BMWAS journal for 1924-1935 and 1939-1941. These have been digitised and are available through our online catalogue. Subjects include: state of trade in Scotland, industrial disputes, wages and working conditions. The journals also contain some information about individual members (e.g. lists of members who have joined, transferred, left or died) and brief information about 'Work in progress and in prospect' (building projects in Scottish towns and cities).