A P Scott & Sons
11 Lugley Street
Isle of Wight,
Phone: 01983 404555
Phone: 01983 522115
In the late 1800's A P Scott & Sons was originally founded by Archibald Peter Scott as an engineering firm in Newport on the Isle of Wight. During and in between both wars the business continued in this way.
In the late 1940's, Mr Scott's son John and his wife Madge took over the business and began to sell fishing tackle as a sideline. Over the years the fishing tackle became the better of the two revenues and the Scott's eventually ran the shop solely as fishing tackle specialists. The business became known locally as Scotties.
In 1983, John & Madge Scott retired, The business was bought by John & Beryl Copeland and moved across the road from No 10 to No 11 Lugley Street. In the first three years following the takeover the business was expanded three times.
In 1986, Alan Bravery joined the Company as Manager of the Newport shop. Alan has been one of the Isle of Wight's best anglers, both boat & shore for several years. His knowledge of both local angling & tackle is second to none.
In 1988, John & Beryl purchased a second shop in Sandown on the Islands east coast, the previous Manager of the shop, Paul Jackson was kept on to run the Sandown shop. Paul is also one of the best anglers on the Island, is a top caster and has a great knowledge of the sport.
In 1991, Lee Copeland the owners eldest son, joined the Company as a partner. In the same year Scotties took over an existing angling festival and ran it successfully with over 50 anglers taking home prizes after a weeks boat fishing.
In 1992 Scotties chose to expand the business again, this time by moving into the mail order business to reach the thousands of anglers throughout the UK and Europe.
Scotties have now chosen to launch their mail order business on the World Wide Web in order to offer their knowledge and service to anglers world wide.
With its competent staff and management, knowledge and reputation coupled with a wide ranging stock and friendly, efficient service, Scotties is looking forward to the new millennium being successful for both itself and customers alike.
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