Andrew Kirk

Andrew Kirk was originally from Alloa, and was the tenant of the Gatehouse Brewery from at least 1841, which he probably took on from John McWilliam junior. He acquired the brewery in 1847 for £425, and eventually sold it in 1857 to James Hunter, a local farmer, for £1,150. He remained in Gatehouse until at least 1861, but had returned to Alloa by the time that he died in 1863.

Location: Gatehouse of Fleet

Active: 1840s - 1857

Status: Closed

Breweries and other buildings

The Gatehouse Brewery was completed in 1771, and was described as "a large 3-storey brick and rubble building on an L-plan, with a 2-storey dwelling-house at one end". The buildings survive and are now used for a mix of residential and commercial purposes.


We only have one image related to Andrew Kirk, and would welcome any information or images related to his business.

Map of 1849 showing the Gatehouse Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2015

Other Sources of information

Web resources

Gatehouse folk - then and now. Last accessed 17th January 2016.

Books and periodicals

Donnachie, I. Industrial archaeology of Galloway (South-west Scotland, including Wigtown, Kirkcudbright and adjoining parts of Dumfries). Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1971.

Hume, J. R. The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 1: The Lowlands and Borders. London: B. T. Batsford, 1976.