William Dawson

William Dawson had been a foreman for the brewing firm of R. & J. Mitchell in Cupar, before taking on the tenancy of the Leven Brewery from about 1845. He had left for Aberdeen by 1851 when the brewery was advertised for sale by the trustees of Thomas Ballingall's estate, and described as being "presently occupied by Messrs. Scott & Lyall".

Location: Leven

Active: 1840s - 1840s

Status: Closed

Breweries and other buildings

The Leven Brewery was located on the junction of what is now North Street (formerly Back Street) and Brewery Wynd. Part of the brewery survives as a meeting hall for the British Legion.


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Map of 1854 showing the location of the Leven Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2016

Other Sources of information

Books and periodicals

Gibb, F. The brewers and breweries of Fife. Stirling: Lomax Press, 2012.