Records of Lithgows (Holdings) Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Board papers 1970-1976
  • Directors' reports and accounts 1974-1975
  • Company secretary's file 1970-1974

Administrative / Biographical History

Holding company for the Lithgow family business in shipping and related industries. Formed in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde , Scotland in 1918, the company eventually moved operations to Glasgow, Scotland .

Lithgows (Holdings) Ltd was organised in three divisions: trading companies, non-trading companies and associated companies.

Following the 1970 merger between Lithgows Ltd , Port Glasgow, and Scotts' Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd , Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland, Lithgows (Holdings) Ltd was allocated a shareholding in the venture. By 1973, Lithgows (Holdings) Ltd held interests in both Scott Lithgow Ltd and Scott Lithgow Drydocks Ltd Greenock, associated companies of the former.

In 1983, Lithgows (Holdings) Ltd changed its name to Lithgows Ltd and continues to exist as a holding company.


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 : 1978-1994

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 their 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

GB 248 GD 323/13 Records of Lithgows Ltd

GB 248 GD 323/22 Records of Scott Lithgow Drydocks Ltd


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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