James Abernethy was the first licensee of the Woodhill on 100 Auchinairn Road. It was his first pub, although he had previous experience in the trade. At the opening in 1955 many trade personalities were present. The pub is situated next to the golf course and across the road from Auchinairn’s oldest established pub the Auchinairn Tavern.
James Abernethy right being congratulated by J C McIIwraith, secretary of the Hamilton and District Licensed Trade Association. 1955.