M Wallace

M. Wallace bought the Bathgate Brewery for £600 in the 1840s, and put his son John in charge.

The brewery, which had been established by John Pearson & Co, was put up for sale in 1856, and was acquired by Thomas Roberston.

Location: Bathgate

Active: 1840s - 1856

Status: Closed

Breweries and other buildings

The Bathgate Brewery was established in the old tanworks in Chapel Lane. After its sale in the late 1860s it became the site of the West Lothian Flint Glassworks. Following a fire in 1924, the site was cleared for housing and new commercial buildings.


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Map of 1854 showing the Bathgate Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2015

Other Sources of information

Books and periodicals

Gibb, F. The brewers and breweries of Linlithgowshire. Stirling: Lomax Press, 2009.

Sprightly, S. Rambles round Bathgate: Ramble XXII - Buildings. The West Lothian Courier, 17th August, 1878.