Scott & Sons (Bowling)



Shipbuilders and Ship and Engine  Repairers




Welcome to the Scott's of Bowling Website.  The main purpose of this Website is to establish a comprehensive record of Scott and Sons Bowling Ltd for the years 1958 to 1979.  This time period covers the years that saw the yard become a Registered Limited Company in 1958, through the takeover by Scott's of Greenock in 1965, and on to its eventual closure in 1979.     

The aim is to keep alive the history of the yard and of the men and women who worked there.

The Website acts as a contact point for former yard workers and their families and holds the stories, photographs and other information that will eventually form the record.

I am looking to hear from former workers, their families and anyone who has an interest in the yard.  I hope you will take the opportunity to make contact and if you have any stories or photographs I would be delighted to include them on the Website.

                                                                                   Alistair Baird (Former Yard Engineer) 

Contact Alistair Baird:  

Tel:- 01224 734614



The Tug SD Impetus taking the Barge SD Oilman up river past the yard.  


This is the only picture I can find that contains an image of the Paint Shop. In the distance through the gap between the Welding Bay and the Smiddy is a partial view of the Paint Shop.


Early 60's photograph of the Clyde Navigation Trust WATCH HOUSE. 

The Greatham Cross Bell (Ship renamed Carrickfergus).

Pier at Bowling 2013

Out the Yard gate, over the bridge and there it is - The Railway Inn (sadly closed when this picture was taken 2013).

Former Scott family Yaucht Carola (Yard No.128, built 1898)