51-53 Kyleakin Road, Thornliebank, Glasgow. G46 8DE. Tel: 0141 638 3705.
Cuillins opened in 1965 in a housing scheme in Arden. Proprietor Richard Lemon was not new to the licensed trade as he formerly owned the Lemon Tree bar in Parliamentary Road which closed its doors for the last time in August 1964 due to the redevelopment in the area by the City Council.
The new bar derives its name from the picturesque Cuillins range of mountains on the isle Skye. The pub is situated on Kyleakin Road which is also the name of a community on Skye. One of the features of the bar was a sunset mural showing the Cuillins of Skye fronted by the Minch.
The bar counter was of oak panels and sheet copper with white sculptured walls. The seating accommodation was upholstered in green and the chairs in black.
One of the features of the bar is the mural of the Cuillins of Skye. 1965.
Interior view of the lounge. 1965.
left to right Mrs Lemon, J M Newcomb, sales manager for United Caledonian Breweries, Mr Richard Lemon, Stephen R Lemon.
Here are some principal personalities who attended the smoker dinner held at Belmont House, Glasgow, by the Cowcaddens Ward of the Glasgow Association in 1962. Left to right: Mr G Ramster, Glasgow Association Office; Mr H Doherty, Symposium Bar, Cowcaddens Street; Mr N Jones, Cross Keys, St. Peter’s Street; Mr J Dougan, Dougan’s Bar, Springburn Road; Mr R Lemon, Lemon Tree, Parliamentary Road (Ward Convener); Mr W J Bennet, Port Dundas Road; Mr W B Gow, Bristol Bar, Cowcaddens; Mr J Lanagan, Maitland Street; Mr T F Flynn who succeeded Mr Gow as president of the Glasgow Association; Mr D McNiven, Argyle Arms, Kennedy Street; and Mr W J McDowall, Secretary, Glasgow Association.
Mr M McGrory, manager of Cuillins and Mrs J Stevenson manageress of the lounge.
Cuillins is now closed.
Cuillins. 2018. The place is now well ruined. The next stage is for this once great public house is for it to be demolished.
1990 John Healy for Drybrough & Co Ltd.
1970 Alistair McDougall McMillan.
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