James Watson and Co
The sole partners of the new company were Alexander Douglas and William Watson.
The business was eventually acquired in 1898 by Andrew Muir Turner and incorporated into Turner's Ayr & Newton Breweries Ltd.
Active: 1884 - 1898
Status: Taken Over
Breweries and other buildings
The site was cleared in the 1970s and is now occupied by housing.
We do not currently hold any images of items related to James Watson & Co, and would welcome any other information or images related to the company.
Other Sources of information
Books and periodicals
Burns, E. Scottish brewery trade marks, 1876-1900. Glasgow: Tartan Hippo, 1986.
Close, R. The forgotten breweries of Scotland: Turner's Ayr and Newton Breweries Ltd. Scottish Brewing Archive Newsletter, 1987, 10, pp.10-12.
Donnachie, I. A history of the brewing industry in Scotland. Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers, 1979.
Hume, J. R. The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 1: The Lowlands and Borders. London: B. T. Batsford, 1976.