John Carmichael and Co

John Carmichael first learnt his trade in Alloa and then appears to have taken up positions in Haddingtonshire and Kirkcudbrightshire. From at least 1861 he was working at the Stirling Brewery of Peter Burden. In 1872 he acquired the Feus Brewery, which had been previously leased  by James Christie, and established the partnership of John Carmichael & Co.

After John died in 1893, the partnership continued until 1895, at which time the sole partners were his sons James, Robert and John Carmichael.  The business was then carried on by the new partnership of Carmichael & Co.

Location: Auchterarder

Active: 1872 - 1895

Status: Dissolved

Breweries and other buildings

The Feus Brewery consisted of a group of linked buildings arranged around three sides of a courtyard. The site has since been cleared and is awaiting development.


Map of 1860 showing the location of the Feus Brewery
Map of 1860 showing the location of the Feus Brewery
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