David Halket

David Halket was in partnership with his brother Samuel, trading as Samuel and David Halket, from 1810 to 1814. He was then the sole occupier of the brewery in the North Back of Canongate when it was offered for sale in 1822, after which it was probably taken on by J. and G. Brown.

Location: Edinburgh

Active: 1820 - 1822

Status: Acquired

Breweries and other buildings

What became known as the Edinburgh Brewery was based upon a group of buildings arranged around an oblong courtyard, some of which were reputed to date back to the 15th century. The site was acquired, and cleared, by the North British Railway Company in 1903 to allow Waverley Station to be expanded.


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Map of 1817 showing the location of the Edinburgh Brewery opposite the north end of New Street
© National Library of Scotland, 2017

Other Sources of information

Books and periodicals

Anon. Brewery and premises at North Back of Canongate for sale. Caledonian Mercury, 5th January, 1822.