David Cameron Ltd

David Cameron Ltd was formed in 1945 (Scottish Company No. 23214) to take on the business formerly conducted by David Cameron.

It was taken over in the same year by McLennan & Urquhart Ltd, a brewer based in Dalkeith, who then supplied beer to the business.

The company's trademark was a capital 'C', on a background of a thistle and bars, surrounded by hop leaves, with the motto te judice (you judge).

Amongst the beers produced by the company were India Pale Ale and Pale Ale.

Trademark of David Cameron Ltd
Trademark of David Cameron Ltd
© Forbes Gibb, 2015

Location: Laurencekirk

Active: 1945 - 1945

Status: Taken Over

Breweries and other buildings

The Laurencekirk Brewery was adjacent to the Royal Hotel. Much of the site has been cleared for car-parking but some outbuildings survive.


Map of 1923 showing the Laurencekirk Brewery
Map of 1923 showing the Laurencekirk Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2015


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Other Sources of information


The National Records of Scotland holds dissolved company papers (Ref : BT2/23214) for the period 1945-.