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Scottish Brewing Heritage

This part of the site is focused on the pre-1970s brewing businesses of Scotland.

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Bernards Ltd18951905EdinburghView this Business
Daniel Bernard18891895EdinburghView this Business
Thomas and James Bernard Ltd18951960EdinburghView this Business
Thomas and James Bernard18521895EdinburghView this Business
Thomas Bernard18451851EdinburghView this Business
Peter Wilson18431844EdinburghView this Business
Brown and Raeburn18381839EdinburghView this Business
George Bell Brown18231838EdinburghView this Business
J and G Brown.18221823EdinburghView this Business
David Halket18201822EdinburghView this Business
Samuel and David Halket18101814EdinburghView this Business
Samuel Halket18091820EdinburghView this Business
Alexander Law18081809EdinburghView this Business
William Murison18031807EdinburghView this Business
Patrick Murison17941800EdinburghView this Business
William Whitelaw and Son Ltd19291939FisherrowView this Business
William Whitelaw and Son1870s1929FisherrowView this Business
William Whitelaw18201870sFisherrowView this Business
Alexander Vernor18091820FisherrowView this Business
Robert Vernor1780s1809FisherrowView this Business
Thomas Vernor1740s1780sFisherrowView this Business
John Young and Co Ltd18911971FisherrowView this Business
John Young and Co18861891FisherrowView this Business
Thomas Millar18821885FisherrowView this Business
Lawrence Lyall18551889FisherrowView this Business
Scott and Lyall1840s1850sLevenView this Business
William Dawson1840s1840sLevenView this Business
Thomas Ballingall1820s1830sLevenView this Business
David Ballingall1810s1820sLevenView this Business
John Fowlis1800s1810LevenView this Business
J and G Brown1850s1926East WemyssView this Business
James Edington1800s1847East WemyssView this Business
William Key18741905AnstrutherView this Business
John Russell and Co18391858AnstrutherView this Business
David Rodger18171839AnstrutherView this Business
James Rodger17951817AnstrutherView this Business
James Johnston1780s1795AnstrutherView this Business
James Key and Son18581914CrailView this Business
James Key18231858CrailView this Business
John Key1810s1823CrailView this Business
James Key1790s1806CrailView this Business
James Aitken and Co (Falkirk) Ltd19001968FalkirkView this Business
James Aitken and Co18231900FalkirkView this Business
John Aitken17401823FalkirkView this Business
Carmichael and Co Ltd18971905AuchterarderView this Business
Carmichael and Co18951897AuchterarderView this Business
John Carmichael and Co18721895AuchterarderView this Business
Scott and Co18611864AuchterarderView this Business
Robert Mailer18411861AuchterarderView this Business
Thomsons and Co18411841AuchterarderView this Business
Thomson and Garbois18331838AuchterarderView this Business
James Christie18691871AuchterarderView this Business
Andrew Christie18691873AuchterarderView this Business
J and A Christie18581869AuchterarderView this Business
James Duncan18951890sStirlingView this Business
George Walker Duncan18931895StirlingView this Business
Robert McNicol18611893StirlingView this Business
James Burden1820s1860StirlingView this Business
J and J Miller18991917StirlingView this Business
Andrew Colquhoun and Co18651899StirlingView this Business
A McMullan and Sons18921920KilsythView this Business
John Amory1810s1818DennyView this Business
Ainslie and Co18981903NairnView this Business
David Bernard Rose18851898NairnView this Business
James Rose18811885NairnView this Business
Hugh Ross18681871NairnView this Business
James Grant18631868NairnView this Business
George Hayward18561860sNairnView this Business
Alexander Mann18561860NairnView this Business
John Carlier Tweedie18531855NairnView this Business
James McGrigor18511851NairnView this Business
Peter Smith18491850NairnView this Business
William Mackintosh18451849NairnView this Business
Donald Mackay18451845NairnView this Business
A and J Young1810s1912ElginView this Business
Alexander Young1800s1810sElginView this Business
Robertson, Brander, Ritchie and Co17841800sElginView this Business
James Sharp1790s1830BlackfordView this Business
Mark Binnie and Co18821937HaddingtonView this Business
Sacell Brewery Company1820s1900sPaisleyView this Business
James Chep and Co18011820sPaisleyView this Business
James Harvey17801801PaisleyView this Business
Adam Pattison1770s1800PaisleyView this Business
John Aitchison and Co Ltd18951961EdinburghView this Business
John Aitchison and Co18281895EdinburghView this Business
Aitchison and Co18101828PeeblesView this Business
William Ker1770s1807PeeblesView this Business
Simson and McPherson Ltd18961961MelroseView this Business
James Simson and Sons18741896MelroseView this Business
James Simson18371874MelroseView this Business
Francis Vanhagen1820s1828MelroseView this Business
South-Western Brewery Co Ltd18981926Newton StewartView this Business
W T Solomon and Co1860s1898Newton StewartView this Business
Bryce Wright18551863Newton StewartView this Business
Ludovic McLaurin18331854Newton StewartView this Business
James McLaurin1810s1833Newton StewartView this Business
David McLaurin1790s1810sNewton StewartView this Business
William Tomlinson18741870sGatehouse of FleetView this Business
Thomas Campbell McKean18691874Gatehouse of FleetView this Business
David Hunter18601869Gatehouse of FleetView this Business
James Hunter18571860Gatehouse of FleetView this Business
Andrew Kirk1840s1857Gatehouse of FleetView this Business
John McWilliam1820s1830sGatehouse of FleetView this Business
Mr Archibald1810s1820sGatehouse of FleetView this Business
James Davitts17811806Gatehouse of FleetView this Business
Brewery Company of Gatehouse17691781Gatehouse of FleetView this Business
Guild and Co18941907InvernessView this Business
Guild and Wyllie18871894InvernessView this Business
Thornbush Brewery Company18531887InvernessView this Business
Francis William Loban18471853InvernessView this Business
William Loban1830s1847InvernessView this Business
Bathgate Brewery Company18671867BathgateView this Business
Thomas Robertson18561867BathgateView this Business
M Wallace1840s1856BathgateView this Business
John Pearson and Co18371838BathgateView this Business
David Cameron Ltd19451945LaurencekirkView this Business
David Cameron18841944LaurencekirkView this Business
Donald, Cameron and Co18761884LaurencekirkView this Business
Nelson and Co18711876LaurencekirkView this Business
John Nelson1860s1870LaurencekirkView this Business
William and George Little1810s1820sAnnanView this Business
Peter McEwan and Co18701871AnnanView this Business
John C Wilson1860s1860sAnnanView this Business
James Hope18371841AnnanView this Business
Gavin Gass18361842AnnanView this Business
Gass and Hope18301836AnnanView this Business
Elizabeth Gass18421858AnnanView this Business
Andrew Little1800s1810sAnnanView this Business
D Bain and Sons18311830sCromartyView this Business
Walter Ross1810s1823CromartyView this Business
Alexander Manson17981805ThursoView this Business
Gillespie, Sons and Co (Brewers) Ltd19441977DumbartonView this Business
Gillespie, Sons and Co.1910s1940sDumbartonView this Business
Gillespie, Sons and Co Ltd18951926GlasgowView this Business
Gillespie, Sons and Co18891895GlasgowView this Business
Gillespie, Gray and Co18721889GlasgowView this Business
Alexander Gillespie18611872DumbartonView this Business
John Neave and Sons Ltd18991911DundeeView this Business
M D Wills18661899DundeeView this Business
David Thomson Wills18581866DundeeView this Business
D S Ireland Ltd18921902St AndrewsView this Business
D S Ireland18601890St AndrewsView this Business
Rea Ireland18271860St AndrewsView this Business
Ireland and Halket18251827St AndrewsView this Business
Maclay and Co Ltd18961994AlloaView this Business
Maclay and Co18821896AlloaView this Business
J and J Maclay18751880AlloaView this Business
James Maclay18301875AlloaView this Business
R and D Sharp Ltd18841936BlackfordView this Business
R and D Sharp18301884BlackfordView this Business
Peter Burden Ltd19251931StirlingView this Business
Peter Burden17951925StirlingView this Business
Maclachlans Ltd19231966GlasgowView this Business
G and J Maclachlan Ltd19071923GlasgowView this Business
G and J Maclachlan18881907GlasgowView this Business
Coldstream Brewery Co Ltd19221944ColdstreamView this Business
J and A Davidson (Coldstream) Ltd19181922ColdstreamView this Business
J and A Davidson18201918ColdstreamView this Business
Hindhaugh, Trotter and Co18261847ColdstreamView this Business
Thomas Jopling and Co1810s1823ColdstreamView this Business
Head, Jopling and Co1790s1810sColdstreamView this Business
Craigellachie Brewery Co Ltd18951911CraigellachieView this Business
James Watson and Co18841898AyrView this Business
James Watson18511884AyrView this Business
Watson and Brown18281850AyrView this Business
James Watson and Son18501851AyrView this Business
Turners Ayr and Newton Breweries Ltd18981934AyrView this Business
Thomson, Marshall and Co Ltd18901907AberdeenView this Business
Thomson, Marshall and Co18631890AberdeenView this Business
Smith, Irvine and Co1790s1863AberdeenView this Business