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Shipping baron's estate up for sale

A slice of Scotland's industrial heritage has been put up for sale.

Gleddoch House Hotel and Golf Course, formerly the family home of Clydeside shipping baron Sir William Lithgow, is being marketed by Colliers International for an asking price of about £2.5 million.

The hotel, near Langbank, Renfrewshire, sits in 360 acres and overlooks the River Clyde. It has 69 bedrooms, a range of bars, restaurants, function, conference and meeting rooms and an extensive leisure, gym and spa facility.

The building was constructed in the 1920s and has been owned by a London-based property investor since 2005.

Its 18-hole golf course is regarded as one of the most scenic in west Scotland.

The property's owner said it decided to sell it to concentrate on other business investments.

Sir William Lithgow inherited the Lithgows shipbuilding company in 1952, when it was the largest private shipbuilding concern in the world. The nationalisation of British shipbuilding in the 1970s saw him lead the family business in new directions, including salmon farming.

His son James has been chairman of the Lithgow Group since 1999, with Sir William as vice-chairman.

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