Scotland's Lino King
"I came across a question above from
Ronnie Elder, Kandy, Sri Lanka about what was my grandfather’s lino
He was indeed Peter Miller who at the time
lived in Argyle Place. His shop was on the corner of Leith Walk
and Union Street.
He eventually owned the whole block, having
bought up all the adjoining properties as they became vacant, including
the Corner Stores off-license which had the central plot on the ground
floor of the corner.
He waited for many years to buy it as it was
the ‘missing piece’ in his shop. He was known as ‘Scotland’s Lino King’
and he registered the name as his trademark.
His son, Ian, operated a branch of the
business further down Leith Walk whilst another son, David, had a branch
on the Gorgie Road.
Peter Miller died in 1976."
Mike Inkster, Canterbury, Kent, England: May 27, 2017