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Offline wrightoutlook

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May have missed Caithness report; also Selkirk
« on: September 22, 2006, 12:23:12 PM »
Just curious. I may have missed someone's post mixed in with any number of threads, but what is the status of Caithness, especially regarding Caithness and Whitefriars paperweights.

And, can someone tell me exactly where Selkirk Glass was located? Is that company completely shut down now?


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May have missed Caithness report; also Selkirk
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006, 08:15:20 AM »
Selkirk was located in Selkirk Scotland.
http://www.selkirk.bordernet.co.uk/selkirkglass/
http://crystalrivergems.com/selkirk/pages/1.html
endgame http://www.borderstoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=968&ArticleID=1768261

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If someone would like to do some basic research on Selkirk, I have a contact that could give the last part of the story at least. I just lack the time right now :? (email me)

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From my companies list: http://www.ysartglass.com/Ysart/YGcompany.htm

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Selkirk Glass Ltd. company
   1977 - present    Paperweights and some decorative glassware.

Peter Holmes    1977 -     Founder. Important paperweight maker, signature cane ‘PH’. Master craftsmen. Glassware.

Ron Hutchinson    1977 - ?    Founder. Sales & Marketing.
Philip Holmes    1978 - ??    Paperweight maker.
David Gulland    19?? - ?    Role not known.
David McGregor    1978 - ?    Paperweight maker.
James McBeath    19?? -     Paperweight maker.


Interesting snippet: Peter Holmes, while at Selkirk, bought Paul Ysart's equipment. Now, Peter Holmes has bought some of the equipment from Selkirk.
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Offline ALLAN

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2006, 09:36:32 AM »
I am afraid there is no real further news on our future.The administrators are still in the process of negotiating a sale of Caithness (which incorporates the Whitefriars brand) to a single remaining interested party.This is hoped to be completed next week sometime,the local newspaper claims the hold up has been down to the local council not having officially given the go-ahead for the proposed redevelopement of the factory site which would include a new factory unit for us,as well as several more tourist orientated units.Time as ever will tell,we can only wait and see what happens.


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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2006, 12:59:09 PM »
Thank you very much for your replies, gents. I hope the Caithness situation gets worked out. It's always a little bit more nervewracking when government entities get involved in things.


 

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