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
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.
Other Sources of information
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.