Although a large proportion of Scotia’s activities were represented by
properties and finance, the fuel of the organisation and its feature films was
in its Scotia Amusements, in which they held Direct Machines Distributors Ltd to
run Coin Machine Sales Ltd, Goliath Finance Co Ltd and Showtime Centres Ltd, for
an array of mobile home parks right along the east coast. Scotia’s Bingo
division controlled Hessle Promotions Ltd, the concern that managed the
membership of Mountbattens club.
Scotia (Discotheques) Ltd ran Leisure Enterprises Ltd. Scotia (Holidays) Ltd drew from relatively local revenue brought in by Lincolnshire Caravans Ltd, as did Scotia (Leisure) Ltd. Scotia’s Pleasure Parks company held another multitude headed by Cleethorpes’ Marineland & Zoo, but more enticingly the early Flamingoland, Scarborough Holiday Centre Ltd (the old Alamo-like Wallis’s edifice overlooking Cayton Bay, used long after its days by the more recent film “Little Voice”), and the much-maligned Knaresborough Zoo. There was even Scotia Songs Ltd integrated in there.