Business: David Cameron Ltd
The Laurencekirk Brewery was established in the early 1860s by John Nelson, who installed a patent pressing machine for extracting hop juice in 1867.
After John's death the brewery was occupied by the partnership of Nelson & Co until it was put up for sale in 1875 at the upset price of £1,700.
It was bought at the reduced price of £1,600 by Patrick Dickson, a local banker, and was then let to the partnership of Donald, Cameron & Co for an initial period of ten years.
Following the death of James Donald, the remaining partner, David Cameron, took on the brewery on his own account, and was associated with it until his death in 1944.
It was then acquired by David Cameron Ltd, who were taken over by McLennan & Urquhart Ltd of Dalkeith in 1945.
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