Records of Bairds & Scottish Steel Ltd, pig iron and steel manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Board papers 1939-1959
  • Accounts 1936-1966
  • Gartsherrie valuation books 1870-1914
  • Sundry day books 1965-1967
  • Taxation records 1954-1966
  • Costing records 1924-1967
  • Output records 1923-1930
  • Miscellaneous administrative records 1924-1966

Administrative / Biographical History

Bairds & Scottish Steel Ltd , pig iron and steel manufacturers, was formed in 1939  in Glasgow, Scotland, with a capital of £2,730,000 through the merger of the Lanarkshire interests of William Baird & Co Ltd , iron and coal masters, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, founded in 1830 and incorporated in 1938, and Scottish Iron & Steel Co Ltd , Glasgow, founded in 1912  . This merger was the brainchild of Andrew K McCosh, chairman of William Baird & Co Ltd, who saw the mutual benefit in linking up the Northern Steelworks of Scottish Iron & Steel Co Ltd with the Gartsherrie Ironworks of William Baird. Despite rationalisation the Scottish Iron & Steel Co Ltd retained its identity. The company was nationalised in 1967  as part of British Steel.



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Access Information

No access for legal, business or commercial purposes without the written permission of William Baird plc. Apply in the first instance to Glasgow University Archive Services.

Acquisition Information

Loan : William Baird & Co Ltd : London: 1982 : ACCN 0036

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Digital file level list available in searchroom

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GB 248 UGD 164/1 Records of William Baird & Co Ltd


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