Records of Newark Ferguson Ltd, marketing company, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Directors' reports and accounts 1971-1982
  • Company secretary's files 1969-1983
  • Marketing and public relations records c.1975

Administrative / Biographical History

Marketing company, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland . Incorporated on 1 March 1971  as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferguson Brothers (Port Glasgow) Ltd , shipbuilders, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, to market Newark stern glands, propeller shaft seals, designed and manufactured by its parent company and to act as an agent for the engineering industry.

In 1975, Newark Ferguson Ltd was sold by Ferguson Brothers (Port Glasgow) Ltd to Scott Lithgow Ltd , shipbuilders, Greenock, at book value. This followed the transfer of the Newark stern gland business to Cowal Engineering Company Ltd , Greenock.

The company was nationalised as part of Scott Lithgows Ltd and British Shipbuilders in 1977 and was dissolved in 1984.


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.

Conditions Governing Access


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

No known copies

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


None expected

Related Material

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

GB 248 GD 321 Records of Ferguson Bros (Port Glasgow)

GB 248 GD 323/1 Records of Scott Lithgow Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/8 Records of Cowal Engineering Co Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/14 Records of Ferguson Brothers (Port Glasgow) 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

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