Records of Scott Lithgow Training Centre, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Board papers 1968
  • Directors' reports and accounts 1971-1982
  • Directors' correspondence files 1968-1975
  • Company secretary's files 1968-1982

Administrative / Biographical History

Incorporated as Scott Lithgow Training Centre in November 1968 the company was a joint venture of the merging companies of Lithgows Ltd , Greenock, Inverclyde and Scotts' Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd , Greenock,working in co-operation with the Shipbuilding Industry Training Board , formed under the Industrial Training Act, 1964, to create a training centre on the river Clyde's lower reaches. The company became a part division of Scott Lithgow Ltd , shipbuilders, Greenock, Inverclyde at merger of Lithgows Ltd , shipbuilders and repairers, and Scotts' Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd in 1970. A part of the Scott Lithgow Group of companies, the training centre was nationalised in 1977.

The general decline in shipbuilding affected the numbers being trained and by 1980 the centre was grossly under utilised. Following British Shipbuilders ' restructuring programme of 1981, the training centre became a non-operating subsidiary.


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 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 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 includes financial records of the Scott Lithgow Training Centre at GD 323/1/5/66, 92-93

GB 248 GD 323/13 Records of Lithgows Ltd , includes Plant and Property records at GD 323/13/9/6

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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