Business: A and J Young
The Elgin Brewery was established in 1784 by Robertson, Brander, Ritchie & Co, a consortium of local businessmen. The cost of the land, known as the Petty Manse, was £60.
In 1898 the brewery was extensively damaged by fire, the cost of which was estimated at no less than £10,000.
Although new buildings were erected, the brewery only stayed in operation for a little over ten years: in 1912 it was bought by the town for £7,000, and demolished to improve the view of Elgin Cathedral.
Other Sources of information
Canmore has a record relating to the Elgin Brewery. Last accessed 19th July 2016.