Records of A & J Faill Ltd, civil engineering contractors and quarrymasters, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Journal 1939-1975

Administrative / Biographical History

A & J Faill Ltd was founded in 1858  in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland, where the company operated as quarriers. In A & J Faill Ltd 1883,  took on new premises on Great Clyde Street, Glasgow. The company owned Westfield whinstone quarry at Croy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, and leased Craigpark Quarry, Glasgow; Furnace and Crarae quarries, Loch Fynne, Argyll & Bute; Scotland; and Bonawe and Craigpoint granite quarries, Loch Etive, Argyll & Bute. With the death of J Faill, jnr, in 1936  , A & J Faill Ltd dissolved the quarrying side of the business yet retained the company name. The company was responsible for laying most of the tramlines in Glasgow, as well as acting as paving contractors to Glasgow Corporation. In 1984  the company went into receivership and was dissolved in 1990.


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Deposit: A Young, McLelland & Moores : Glasgow : 1985 : ACCN 0061

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Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 9 July 2002

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