Records of Scotts of Greenock (Est'd 1711) Ltd, shipbuilders, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Directors' reports and accounts 1967-1976
  • Financial files 1966-1976
  • Company secretary's files 1977-1981

Administrative / Biographical History

Established in 1711 as a shipbuilding company in Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland, Scotts of Greenock acquired all of the machinery for its vessels from Robert Napier & Sons Ltd or James Cook, both of Glasgow, Scotland. This happened until 1825 when machinery was acquired from the Scotts' Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock. By this time, Scotts of Greenock had become part of Scott, Sinclair & Co, being incorporated as Scotts of Greenock (Est'd 1711) Ltd in 1899 at the same time as Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd.

Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd , Greenock, reformed Scotts of Greenock (Est'd 1711) Ltd as a holding company in 1967 to handle the non-shipbuilding business assets and investments not being transferred to the merged Scott Lithgow company.

In 1977, ownership of the company transferred to John Swire & Sons Ltd , London, England.


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

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 standard 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 323/3/4/8 Records of Scotts Shipbuilding Co Ltd includes correspondence, memos and reports on takeover of Scotts of Greenock (Est'd 1711) Ltd by John Swire & Sons Ltd including minutes of buy-out meetings, share transfers, accounts and press releases

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

GB 248 GD 323/3 Records of Scotts Shipbuilding Co Ltd


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Additional Information

This material is original

The fonds level of description wascompiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 10 October 2001

No alterations made to date

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