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Straiton Estate Co. Ltd. (Straiton Oil Co. Ltd)

Company number:
Registered in Scotland, No. 701
Share capital:
8th September 1876
22nd March 1883
Registered office:

2 George Street, Edinburgh (from 29th December 1876)
6 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh (from 11th May 1880)
63 North Bridge, Edinburgh (from 27th July, 1881)

Oil works:

A limited company established to take acquire from William Taylor & Co,. the Magdelene Bridge Chemical Works, and Straiton oil and lime works. In 1880 the name of the company was changed to the Straiton Oil Co. Ltd.


The first directors of the company are listed below:

  • Walter Brodie - South Clerk Street, Edinburgh
  • John Cockburn - Kilgraston Road, Edinburgh
  • James Dick - Hope Terrace, Edinburgh
  • William Speedie - Sciennes Hill House, Edinburgh

  • Associated references
    • Registration Records transcribed from dissolved company records held by the National Archives of Scotland.