Records of Scott Lithgow (Offshore) Ltd, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Board papers 1968-1982
  • Directors' reports and accounts 1976-1982
  • Directors' correspondence files 1976-1983
  • Company secretary's files 1977-1983
  • Technical department files 1975-1981
  • Personnel and industrial relations files 1980
  • Marketing and research files 1973-1981
  • Miscellaneous files 1975-1982

Administrative / Biographical History

Inchgreen Engineering Co Ltd was incorporated in 1973 following the merger of Lithgows Ltd , shipbuilders and repairers, Greenock, Inverclyde, and Scotts' Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd , Greenock, in 1970. Scott Lithgow (Offshore) Ltd was formed in 1976 by a change of name from

In 1976 Scott Lithgow Ltd , eager to break into the offshore industry, formed an alliance with an American company, Deep Oil Technology Incorporated . That company had spent years developing the tension leg platform system, providing oil companies with the means to exploit deep water oil reserves. They lacked construction experience but sought to remedy this through Scott Lithgow Ltd . In 1976, an agreement was reached to set-up Scott Lithgow (Offshore) Ltd to market tension leg platform systems. In return for design technology information, Scott Lithgow Ltd agreed to bear the operating costs of the new company's marketing development strategy. The dormant Inchgreen Engineering Co Ltd became the vehicle for this new venture and changed its name to Scott Lithgow (Offshore) Ltd.

In 1977, the company was nationalised as part of Scott Lithgow Group within British Shipbuilders. In 1982, subject to British Shipbuilders re-organisation programme, its assets were transferred to Scott Lithgow Ltd to become part of British Shipbuilders Offshore Division. The company 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.

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 323/1 Records of Scott Lithgow Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/9 Records of Inchgreen Engineering Co 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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