Lanarkshire plumbing business celebrates 160 years of trading

A Rutherglen town center business is celebrating 160 years of trading.

Barclay Erskine Plumbing and Heating Engineers recently marked the milestone, after serving thousands of households over the years.

The company was founded in 1862 and has carried out repairs and installations in Glasgow and the surrounding areas ever since.



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It was originally based in Bridgeton, but moved to Gallowflat Street in Rutherglen and has remained in the Royal Burgh since the 1930s.

Barclay Erskine Plumbers were one of the first companies to install running water into homes in the Glasgow area.

Kenneth Thom, owner of Barclay Erskine Plumbers, told Lanarkshire Live: “While we may not be involved in anything quite as pioneering as introducing water into homes for the first time now, we continue to be a welcome sight for our clients, whether they have a leaking toilet or a need a new boiler to heat their home. ”

Kenneth is currently the fourth generation of his family to run the business and is keen to employ local apprentices and continue to grow the business.

He said: “My family is proud to have served the Rutherglen and Cambuslang area for so long and in doing so we have become one of the longest established firms. We would like to thank our customers old and new for their custom and support through the years. ”

Kenneth believes that in the next few years, big changes will come into place for homeowners and opportunities for the company to provide more energy-efficient water and heating solutions.

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