David Hunter

David Hunter was assigned the Gatehouse Brewery by his father, James, in 1860 for £1,150. The brewery was then sold to Thomas Campbell McKean in 1869 for £2,000. David then took on his grandfather's farm at Caigton, but died shortly afterwards in 1873, aged 43.

Location: Gatehouse of Fleet

Active: 1860 - 1869

Status: Closed

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.


Map of 1849 showing the Gatehouse Brewery
Map of 1849 showing the Gatehouse Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2015


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Other Sources of information

Web resources

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.