By 1931, the Edinburgh Society of
Professional Photographers appeared to have become less active, with
fewer meetings and fewer members.
It was reported, on 12 June
that at the previous meeting [no date
given] letters of resignation had been
received from J C H Baldwin,
David Paterson and H C Mortimer, and that there were currently a
number of subscriptions in arrear.
The President told the meeting,
on 12 June, that it must be apparent to members who faithfully
attend meetings that the interest of its members had waned
considerably over the past three or four years.
It was suggested that the
Scottish Societies should combine. E D Young and W B Hislop
were appointed as a small committee to seek the views of the Glasgow
& West of Scotland Society on this proposal. It was 'sine
qua non' of any proposal that the headquarters of the Edinburgh
branch should remain in Edinburgh.