12 Plean Street, Glasgow. G14 0YH. Tel: 0141 237 2729.
The Dry Dock opened it’s door for the first time in the summer of 1963. This was the first of the new public houses to be opened in Scotland by New MacKay Taverns Ltd. A large number of trade personalities were present at the opening ceremony, Mr H J Martin, chairman of New MacKay Taverns and director of Watney Mann Scotland Ltd welcomed the fact that Scotland was opening new and improved public houses, thus making it possible for men to visit licensed premises along with there wives.
Interior view of the lounge, the canopy above has pictures of the Comet, Queen Elizabeth and the Hovercraft.
Email from Douglas Finlay…
“My father Douglas Finlay built the Dry Dock and had considrible battles obtaining a licence so much so that he sold the site to Watney Mann, Brewers, before he had completed the construction. He had owned or partly owned the Strathaven Castle, Strathaven, the Auld Hoose, Gallowgate and the Waterfront which he owned with my brother in law Davy Wilson ex-Ranger Player.”
On passing Plean Street the other day I noticed that the Dry Dock was no more and a new refurbished pub called The Gulf of Corryvrechan was in it’s place.
The Gulf of Corryvreckan (from the Gaelic Coire Bhreacain meaning “cauldron of the speckled seas” or “cauldron of the plaid”), also called the Strait of Corryvreckan, is a narrow strait between the islands of Jura and Scarba, in Argyll and Bute, off the west coast of mainland Scotland.
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