Buildings

Scottish Brewing Heritage

This part of the site is focused on the pre-1970s buildings associated with brewing in Scotland.

You can sort by the name of a building, a business, the year in which its use started or ended, or where it was located.

You can also filter by typing part of the name, place, etc. So if you are looking for a brewery which contains the name 'Ayr', just type 'Ayr' in the 'Search' box.

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Building NameBusinessFromToLocationView
Building NameBusinessFromToLocationView
Bernard's Brewery Bernards Ltd 1895 1905 Edinburgh View this Building
Edinburgh Brewery (New) Thomas and James Bernard 1887 1960 Edinburgh View this Building
Edinburgh Brewery (Old) Thomas and James Bernard 1790s 1893 Edinburgh View this Building
Fisherrow Brewery William Whitelaw and Son 1740s 1939 Fisherrow View this Building
Ladywell Brewery John Young and Co Ltd 1850s 1969 Fisherrow View this Building
Leven Brewery J and G Brown 1800s 1910 Leven View this Building
MacDuff Brewery J and G Brown 1740s 1926 East Wemyss View this Building
Anstruther Brewery William Key 1780s 1905 Anstruther View this Building
Crail Brewery James Key and Son 1790s 1914 Crail View this Building
Keppochhill Stores James Aitken and Co (Falkirk) Ltd 1920s 1960s Glasgow View this Building
Mains Maltings James Aitken and Co (Falkirk) Ltd 1855 1980s Linlithgow View this Building
Lint Riggs Offices James Aitken and Co (Falkirk) Ltd 1904 1960s Falkirk View this Building
Falkirk Brewery (New) James Aitken and Co (Falkirk) Ltd 1850s 1968 Falkirk View this Building
Falkirk Brewery (Old) John Aitken 1740 1900s Falkirk View this Building
Strathearn Brewery Carmichael and Co Ltd 1897 1905 Auchterarder View this Building
Feus Brewery John Carmichael and Co 1850s 1897 Auchterarder View this Building
Auchterarder Brewery Thomsons and Co 1841 1841 Auchterarder View this Building
Ruthvenbank Brewery Thomson and Garbois 1833 1841 Auchterarder View this Building
Abbey Brewery J and A Christie 1740s 1873 Auchterarder View this Building
Broad Street Brewery James Burden 1820s 1890s Stirling View this Building
St Ninian's Well Brewery Andrew Colquhoun and Co 1895 1917 Stirling View this Building
Kilsyth Brewery A McMullan and Sons 1898 1920 Kilsyth View this Building
Denny Brewery John Amory 1810s 1818 Denny View this Building
St Bernard's Brewery Ainslie and Co 1898 1903 Nairn View this Building
Nairn Brewery David Bernard Rose 1843 1898 Nairn View this Building
Elgin Brewery A and J Young 1784 1912 Elgin View this Building
Nungate Brewery (New) Mark Binnie and Co 1882 1937 Haddington View this Building
Sacell Brewery Sacell Brewery Company 1770s 1900s Paisley View this Building
Canongate Brewery John Aitchison and Co Ltd 1828 1961 Edinburgh View this Building
Kerfield Brewery William Ker 1780s 1828 Peebles View this Building
St Mary's Brewery Simson and McPherson Ltd 1864 1901 Edinburgh View this Building
Abbey Brewery Simson and McPherson Ltd 1820s 1906 Melrose View this Building
Newton Stewart Brewery South-Western Brewery Co Ltd 1790s 1926 Newton Stewart View this Building
Gatehouse Brewery Brewery Company of Gatehouse 1771 1878 Gatehouse of Fleet View this Building
Thornbush Brewery Guild and Co 1830s 1913 Inverness View this Building
Bathgate Brewery (New) Thomas Robertson 1866 1867 Bathgate View this Building
Bathgate Brewery (Old) Thomas Robertson 1837 1866 Bathgate View this Building
Laurencekirk Brewery David Cameron Ltd 1860s 1944 Laurencekirk View this Building
New Brewery James Hope 1837 1841 Annan View this Building
Annan Brewery Andrew Little 1800s 1871 Annan View this Building
Cromarty Brewery D Bain and Sons 1810s 1830s Cromarty View this Building
Thurso Brewery Alexander Manson 1798 1872 Thurso View this Building
Crown Brewery Gillespie, Sons and Co (Brewers) Ltd 1910s 1950s Dumbarton View this Building
Crown Brewery Gillespie, Sons and Co 1882 1911 Glasgow View this Building
Crownpoint Brewery Gillespie, Gray and Co 1868 1904 Glasgow View this Building
Dumbarton Brewery Alexander Gillespie 1790s 1910s Dumbarton View this Building
Ladywell Tavern John Neave and Sons Ltd 1890s Current Dundee View this Building
Victoria Brewery John Neave and Sons Ltd 1876 1910 Dundee View this Building
Argyle Brewery D S Ireland 1825 1902 St Andrews View this Building
Thistle Brewery Maclay and Co Ltd 1875 1999 Alloa View this Building
Blackford Brewery R and D Sharp Ltd 1610 1930 Blackford View this Building
Stirling Brewery Peter Burden 1795 1931 Stirling View this Building
Castle Vaults Maclachlans Ltd 1890s Current Glasgow View this Building
Home Brewery Maclachlans Ltd 1867 1960 Glasgow View this Building
Castle Chambers Maclachlans Ltd 1898 Current Glasgow View this Building
Castle Brewery Maclachlans Ltd 1901 1966 Edinburgh View this Building
Castle Brewery G and J Maclachlan 1889 1907 Glasgow View this Building
Coldstream Brewery Coldstream Brewery Co Ltd 1790s 1944 Coldstream View this Building
Craigellachie Brewery Craigellachie Brewery Co Ltd 1895 1911 Craigellachie View this Building
Newton Brewery Turners Ayr and Newton Breweries Ltd 1789 1929 Newton-upon-Ayr View this Building
Citadel Stores Turners Ayr and Newton Breweries Ltd 1860s 1928 Ayr View this Building
Ayr Brewery Turners Ayr and Newton Breweries Ltd 1833 1912 Ayr View this Building
Aulton Brewery Thomson, Marshall and Co Ltd 1890 1901 Aberdeen View this Building
Old Town Brewery Thomson, Marshall and Co 1790s 1890 Aberdeen View this Building