The company employed seven men in 1851. One of its longest-standing employees was Alexander Douglas, who joined the firm as a clerk in the 1850s and eventually became the managing director in 1876.
When James died in 1863 the company was run by a Board of Trustees until 1884, when a new company, James Watson & Co, was formed.
Active: 1851 - 1884
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, and would welcome any other information or images related to his business.
Other Sources of information
Books and periodicals
Close, R. The forgotten breweries of Scotland: Turner's Ayr and Newton Breweries Ltd. Scottish Brewing Archive Newsletter, 1987, 10, pp.10-12.
Hume, J. R. The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 1: The Lowlands and Borders. London: B. T. Batsford, 1976.