Records of Caledonia Joinery Co Ltd, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Board papers 1972
  • Directors' reports and accounts 1967-1982
  • Company secretary's files 1970-1983
  • Personnel and industrial relations 1962-1981

Administrative / Biographical History

The Caledonia Joinery Co Ltd was incorporated in 1920  as a ships joinery company, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland . The company was a wholly owned subsidiary of Lithgows Ltd , shipbuilders and repairers, Greenock, Inverclyde , with both William and Henry Lithgow serving as directors.

As a subsidiary of Lithgows Ltd , the Caledonia Joinery Co became part of Scott Lithgow Ltd , shipbuilders, Greenock, following the merger with Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd , Greenock, in 1970. To facilitate this merger, Caledonia Joinery Co Ltd became part of the 1969 group of companies, which went on to become Scott Lithgow Ltd .

Nationalised in 1977, the company's business and assets were transferred to Scott Lithgow Ltd in April 1981, as part of British Shipbuilders restructuring programme. The Caledonia Joinery Co was dissolved in 1987.


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by function and/or format. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

National Archives of Scotland : 1994

Held under the charge and superintendence of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland

Other Finding Aids

Manual file level list of the Scott Lithgow Group collection available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Requests for large scale copying must be referred to the Keeper of the Records of Scotland

Any requests to publish or reproduce documents from the collection must be referred to the Keeper of the Records of Scotland

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with National Archives of Scotland procedures

Custodial History

Records held by Scott Lithgow Ltd prior to acquisition by the National Archives of Scotland


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Related Material

See source list on Shipping and Shipbuilding Industry available via the Glasgow University Archive Services homepage

GB 248 GD 319 Records of Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd

GB 248 GD 320 Records of Lithgows Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/1 Records of Scott Lithgow Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/13 Records of Lithgows Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/23 Records of British Shipbuilders


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Additional Information

This material is original

The fonds level of description wascompiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 12 October 2001

No alterations made to date