Tag: william scott

1891 Christmas Theft

  Christmas 1891, was something Blantyre lady Rose Ann Watson (nee McCourt) would likely not have enjoyed. The Auchentibber woman was jailed for 21 days over the festive period for stealing from a Blantyre shop, belonging to William Scott at High Blantyre Main Street. She had actually got away with stealing the items a couple […]

Redcroft, High Blantyre

Redcroft – in High Blantyre land came up for sale in 1863 near the Old Parish Church, called Redcroft. The ad went thus: “To be sold by Public Roup, in the Faculty Hall, Saint George’s Place, Glasgow, on Wednesday, 18 February, 1863, at Two o’clock, afternoon, unless previously disposed of by private bargain. An enclosed […]

Oldest Stationers in Blantyre Part 1

I’ve very kindly been given access to some information regarding the Scott and McLean families who have been established in Blantyre for five generations as the town’s oldest running Stationers & Newsagents. Blantyre Project reader, Betty McLean lives in Canada and sent over some information connected to this family. I’ve added to it below, expanding […]