Sub-fonds MS 86/27 - Tay Spinners Ltd, Glenrothes

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MS 86/27


Tay Spinners Ltd, Glenrothes


  • 1962-1970 (Creation)

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1 box (0.28 linear metres).

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Biographical history

Incorporated in 1964, the company was created out of the combined interests of A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd, Robertson Industrial Textiles (then a subsidiary of Unijute Ltd) James Scott & Sons Ltd (producing company of Mid Wynd Holding Co Ltd), and Marshall & Brush Ltd. Their aim was the establishment of a synthetic face yarn spinning mill, which was ultimately built at Glenrothes. Production at the factory began in 1966, and continued until 1974, at which point the company was wholly owned by Scott & Robertson Ltd. The plant was sold off in 1977.

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Files compiled by A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd, relating to the formation and subsequent affairs of Tay Spinners Ltd, Viewfield Estate, Glenrothes 1964-1970; plans 1962-1965.


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Usually chronological within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 86/27

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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