J and J Miller

James Cairns Miller and his cousin James Miller acquired the business of Andrew Colquhoun & Co around 1899, thereafter trading under the name of J. & J. Miller. In 1900 the partnership was dissolved, and James Cairns Miller continued the business at the St Ninian's Well Brewery on his own account, under the same name, until 1917.

Amongst the beers produced by the company were: 81/- Sparkling Pale Ale, 90/- Sparkling Pale Ale, D. B. Stout, Malt Stout, Scotch Porter, Sparkling Table Beer, and Table Beer.

Trademark of J. & J. Miller
Trademark of J. & J. Miller
© Forbes Gibb, 2016

Location: Stirling

Active: 1899 - 1917

Status: Closed

Breweries and other buildings

The St Ninian's Well Brewery consisted of a series of buildings arranged in a rectangle around a central courtyard. The buildings have since been demolished and the site is occupied by a modern housing complex.


Map of 1896 showing the location of the St Ninian's Well Brewery
Map of 1896 showing the location of the St Ninian's Well Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2016


We have a number of images related to J. & J. Miller, but would welcome any other information or images linked to the company.

Other Sources of information

Anon. Industries of Stirling and district. Stirling: Eneas Mackay, 1909.

Burns, E. Ale in Stirling: a celebration. Stirling: Jamieson & Munro, 2004.

Gibb, F. The brewers and breweries of Stirlingshire. Stirling: Lomax Press, 2007.