Ludovic McLaurin

Ludovic McLaurin took on the Newton Stewart Brewery from his brother James, and ran the business until 1854, when it was offered to let. The brewery was acquired by Bryce Wright, who had a plumbing business in Stranraer. Ludovic, who was also a farmer, then moved down to England where he became an oil refiner, and where he died in 1863.

Location: Newton Stewart

Active: 1833 - 1854

Status: Acquired

Breweries and other buildings

The Newton Stewart Brewery was located on the Gorbals (later named King Street) by the river Cree. Some of the buildings still stand including, "the commodious dwelling-house", and have been converted to residential properties.


Map of 1846 showing the Newton Stewart Brewery
Map of 1846 showing the Newton Stewart Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2015


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Other Sources of information

Books and periodicals

Anon. Brewery to let. Glasgow Herald, 22nd September, 1854.