Adam Pattison

Adam Pattison is the first documented owner of the Sacell Brewery, but little else is known about him. He sold the brewery in 1780 to a partnership formed by James Harvey, a local merchant.

Location: Paisley

Active: 1770s - 1800

Status: Unknown

Breweries and other buildings

The Sacell Brewery was in operation from at least the 1770s, and was gradually expanded into "a 3-storey, 13-bay block, probably originally maltings, with 2 kilns". The buildings were eventually used as bonded warehouses by the Distillers Company Ltd, and as an office block by Millen Brothers, shipbuilders. The area has since been cleared and is part of a development of modern housing.


Map of 1828 showing the layout of the Sacell Brewery
Map of 1828 showing the layout of the Sacell Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2016


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Other Sources of information

Books and periodicals

Clark, S. Brewing and breweries in Paisley. Scottish Brewing Archive Newsletter, 15, 1989, pp.12-13.

Gibb, F. The brewers and breweries of Ayrshire, Buteshire and Renfrewshire. Stirling: Lomax Press, 2013.