Late 1800’s

Announcement Date: 01/01/1800

Allan Watt, a Lanarkshire farmer’s son and great-grandfather of the current owner William Watt, sets up a small drapery shop primarily to augment the family’s income which was beginning to drop.

An initial foray into the bustling city environment of Glasgow saw Allan Watt open up a shop in the city’s Elmbank Street. He specialised in selling ribbons and lace.

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