George Mackie Ltd, dispensing chemists

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George Mackie Ltd, dispensing chemists

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Liquidated 1975


George Mackie, dispensing chemist is first mentioned in the Glasgow Post Office Directory for 1895-1896, with premises at 73 Renfield Street, Glasgow. Mackie's residential address was nearby at 108 Renfield Street. His entry in the Directory for 1900-1901 lists two business premises in Glasgow: 73 Renfield Street and 52 Jane Street, Blythswood Square. By 1902-1903, the second premises had moved to 741 Pollokshaws Road and Mackie was residing at 9 Cromwell Square. In subsequent editions of the Directory, only the original premises at 73 Renfield Street is listed. Mackie continued to live at 9 Cromwell Square until around 1909, when he moved to Earlston, Kirkintilloch. In 1935, Mackie relocated to Upper Largo in Fife, where he lived at 'Lynwood' on Main Street. He took over a chemist's shop on the same street and this was run by his daughter, Miss B.H. Mackie. He also retained his original business at 73 Renfield Street in Glasgow. George Mackie died in 1941 at the age of 77. According to his obituary in the Kirkintilloch Herald, he had a great interest in music, owning a fine collection of musical recordings and crafting musical instruments as a hobby. He also conducted the Players' Club Orchestra for a time and was an elder at St David's Church. The Upper Largo business continued under his name until 1975, when the firm of George Mackie Ltd, Dispensing Chemists (registered office: The Pharmacy, Upper Largo, Fife) was wound up voluntarily.


Glasgow, Scotland
Upper Largo, Fife, Scotland

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GB 249

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Created by Anne Cameron, May 2018.




Glasgow Post Office Directories;
Edinburgh Gazette, 21 February 1974, p.44 accessed 15 May 2018;
Vintage Lundin Links website <> accessed 15 May 2018

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