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I've been doing a little research into Scottish brewing. Seemed I should, this being Scotland week and all. I've unearthed some handy stuff. What I'm sharing today being a good example.

Let's kick off with a disclaimer. This is not a complete list of Scottish breweries. You can see that number in this table:

Brewers & beer retailers in 1838
England Scotland Ireland
No. No. No.
Brewers of strong beer not exceeding 20 barrels 8,996 62 29
Brewers of strong beer exceeding 20 but not exceeding 50 barrels 8,520 24 1
Brewers of strong beer exceeding 50 but not exceeding 100 barrels 10,445 28 11
Brewers of strong beer exceeding 100 but not exceeding 1000 barrels 18,306 211 55
Brewers of strong beer exceeding 1000 barrels 1,597 114 145
Brewers of table beer 14 90
Retail brewers under 5 Geo. IV. C. 54 18 20
Total brewers 47,896 549 241
"A Cyclopaedia of Commerce, Mercantile Law, Finance, Commercial Geography and Navigation", by William Waterston, 1863, page 79

In total there were more than 500 breweries in Scotland (if you include the 90 Table Beer breweries). The list below contains 275. My guess is that it includes most of those brewing more than 1,000 barrels and the majority of those brewing between 100 and 1,000 barrels.

You can easily spot the important brewing centres: Alloa, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Forfar and Glasgow. Mostly pretty obvious, as they are Scotland's larger cities. Except for Alloa and Forfar, obviously.

The breweries are mostly concentrated around the centre of the Lowlands and the East Coast. It'll be more clear when I publish the map tomorrow. As will be the gaping hole. I'm sure you can guess where that is.

Scottish breweries in 1837
brewery address town
Knox Robert & Son Cambus Alloa
Maclay James Mills' brewery Alloa
McNellan John Shore Alloa
Meiklejohn Robert & Son Candle st Alloa
Mitchell William High st Alloa
Paterson Thomas Lucas Forth Bank Brewery Alloa
Roy Andrew Alloa brewery Alloa
Syme John H. Hatton park Alloa
Towers and Co. Grange Alloa
Younger George New Market st Alloa
Aitchison John & Co South back of Canongate Edinburgh
Aitken Robert William Meadow Bank Edinburgh
Alexander and Co. North back of Canongate Edinburgh
Anderson Stephen Barrowloch Edinburgh
Barker Thomas 8 Yard heads, L. Leith
Bell, Kier & Co. 46 Pleasance Edinburgh
Berwick Alex & Co. Gentle's close Edinburgh
Black & McNair 11 St. Anthony st, Leith Leith
Blair John 23 North back of Canongate Edinburgh
Brown George Bell 71 North back of Canongate Edinburgh
Campbell Archibald & Co. 45 Cowgate Edinburgh
Cowpar Thomas & Son Drumdryan Edinburgh
Cunningham James D. 195 Cowgate Edinburgh
Dick Peter Robertson's close Cowgate Edinburgh
Donald Ryrie Horse wynd Edinburgh
Drybrough Andrew North back of Canongate Edinburgh
Edinburgh & Leith Brewing Co. Playhouse close Edinburgh
Fulton John 80 Pleasance Edinburgh
Henderson & King 69 Constitution st, L. Leith
Kerr James 9 Sciennes st Edinburgh
Kidd John 6 St. Anthony st. Leith Leith
Kinghorn Alexander Coburg st. L. Leith
Lamond Peter & Sons 23 Grass market Edinburgh
Mackenzie Robert Hall 24 Sheriff brae Edinburgh
Maitland, Davidson & Co. Meadow bank Edinburgh
Miller John 6 Hay st Edinburgh
Mitchell Jamen Peter Main point Brewery, 3 Lauriston st Edinburgh
Muir John 28 North back of Canongate Edinburgh
Napier George & Co. 28 Abbey hill Edinburgh
Rennie Thomas 15 Yard heads Edinburgh
Ryrle Donald & Co Croft an righ Edinburgh
Scottish Brewery Co. Gt. Junction st—, Edinburgh
Usher & Cunningham 101 Cowgate Edinburgh
Usher James 71 Potter row Edinburgh
Young Richd South back of Canongate Edinburgh
Younger Wm. & Co. Horse wynd, Canongate Edinburgh
Archibald Thomas New Mills road Dalkeith
Robinson William Back st. Dalkeith
Lorimer A. P. 132 High st Musselburgh
Whitelaw William High st Fisherrow
Black Wm & Co. Devanha Brewery Aberdeen
Cadenhead, Barron & Co New Bridge Aberdeen
Cowie Alexander Virginia st Aberdeen
Duguid Mary Hardgate Aberdeen
Duthie Wm Holborn st Aberdeen
Gillcomston Brewery Co. Gilcomston Aberdeen
Gordon George & Co Ferry Hill Aberdeen
Hatt John Ligonier 47 Virginia st and Peacock's Close Aberdeen
Lawrence James Skene square Aberdeen
Livingston Peter Shuttle lane Aberdeen
McCulloch hugh (retail) Maltmill Aberdeen
Masson John 82 Loch st Aberdeen
Sim Alexander & James 22 Loch st Aberdeen
Still Patrick South Bridge Aberdeen
Thom Robert King st Aberdeen
Wallace Andres Auchmull Aberdeen
Anderson Philip & Co Inverury
Hutchison Robert Charlotte st Peterhead
Mudle George Invernettle Peterhead
Crawford Catherine 29 High st Ayr
Cuthbart Jane, Main st Newton Ayr
Davidson Anne 72 High st Ayr
Guthrie Charles 40 High st Ayr
Watson and Brown Mill st Ayr
Paxton George Richard land Kilmarnock
Thomson George Grange st Kilmarnock
Elliot Edward Silver st Berwick
Pratt & Crossman Silver st Berwick
Sibbitt, Dickinson & Co. Tweemouth Berwick
Davidson John Coldstream
Joppling Thomas Coldstream
Russell William Coldstream
Ramsay John Blackbull st Dunse
White George Clock Mill Dunse
Whitelaw Robert Hay Market place Dunse
Gass and Hope, Annan Brewery Port st Annan
Corson George Irish st Dumfries
McBarney Thomas Galloway st, Maxwelltown Dumfries
Morrison James Irish st Dumfries
Murray Robert, Old Brewery Buccleugh st Dumfries
Shortridge James 61 Galloway st, Maxwelltown Dumfries
Whaley Richard White sands Dumfries
Young Alexander & James The College Elgin
Urquhart & McDonald Forres mills Forres
Taylor & Co. High st Anstruther
Mitchell John Bonargate Cupar
Philip John Bobber wynd Cupar
Thomson and Son Lady wynd Cupar
Auld Robert High st Dunfermline
Douglas John St. Margaret st Dunfermline
Stenhouse James Queen Ann st Dunfermline
Skinner Robert & James New town Falkland
Keay John Ferry-Port-on-Craig
Patrick James Leuchars
Robertson Andrew Kinghorn Kinghorn
Stocks John West bridge Kinghorn
Fergas Henry Links Kirkcaldy
Keddle John Links Kirkcaldy
Berwick David South st St. Andrews
Ireland Rea Argyle St. Andrews
Baillie John Market gate Arbroath
Harry George Maule st Arbroath
Lindsay John St. Vigean's Arbroath
Lyall David Newgate Arbroath
Mill William Spink st Arbroath
Sheriff George South Grimsby Arbroath
Brown Jane East Haven Barrie
Crighton Alexander West Haven Barrie
Warden Robert Carnoustie Barrie
Baxter James North port brewery Brechin
Smith John Cadger wynd Brechin
Butchart Andrew 12 Seagate Dundee
Butchart Thomas McCosh's entry Dundee
Gilruth James Bonnet hill Dundee
Kinmond John Seagate Dundee
Miller David & Charles Perth road Dundee
Rattray Thomas Bell st Dundee
Sinclair Alexander Fenton's close Dundee
Ure Peter Hawk hill brewery Dundee
Crichton Jeam King st Dundee
Easson Robert Bucklemakers wynd Dundee
Elder Andre 1 George's place Dundee
Elder Samuel Castle lane Dundee
Ferguson James Seagate Dundee
Low David St Clement's lane Dundee
Martin Alexander 130 Seagate Dundee
Matthew Janet Overgate Dundee
Miller James Park wynd Dundee
Ramsay David Scouringburn Dundee
Robertson Alexander Cowgate Dundee
Ross Donald Constable st Dundee
Waddel James Liff Dundee
Wedderspoon Blair Seagate Dundee
Whatton Helen 72 Seagate Dundee
Barry James Back wynd Forfar
Keay James High st Forfar
Milne James Back wynd Forfar
Mitchell David High st Forfar
Morris James Castle st Forfar
Potter William High st Forfar
Reid John & Peter Spout st Forfar
Stark David High st Forfar
Montrose Brewery Company Academy place Montrose
Potter James Hill st Montrose
Ross William and Co. Loch side Montrose
Stewart John Bridge st Montrose
Muckart John Ferry st Montrose
Brown John Lamar st Dunbar
Dudgeon Ellis Belhaven brewery Dunbar
Martine John, Jun. Sidegate Haddington
Shiells William West port Haddington
Walker John Nungate Haddington
Fowler John Prestonpans
Hislop Robert Prestonpans
Caledonian Brewery Company Haugh Inverness
Fraser Alexander & Co. Fraser st Inverness
Fraser Donald 8 Glebe st Inverness
Loban William Thornbush Inverness
Mculloch John Kinross Kinross
Morison Thomas Milnathort Kinross
Baird Hugh & Co. Gt.Canal Brewery Glasgow
Ballantine William 57 Crown st Glasgow
Connell E. Struthers st Glasgow
Dickson James 35 Tureen st Glasgow
Duncan John Port Dundas road Glasgow
Ferguson & Stevenson 72 Centre st Glasgow
Forrest George Clyde st,Anderston Glasgow
Gibson Matthew, Anderston brewery Warwick street Glasgow
Hedderwick A. 22 Buchan st Glasgow
Hedderwick John Watt, Adelphi brewery Govan street Glasgow
Hunter J. & R. 23 Montrose st Glasgow
Johnston James 23 & 25 Stirling st Glasgow
McNiven & Johnston 49 Cowcaddens street Glasgow
Ramsay A. & J. 32 South Cobourg st Glasgow
Scott Wm. 1 Duncan st, Canning st Glasgow
Stewart John Commercial road Glasgow
Struthers Robert and Sons Greenhead brewery Glasgow
Tennent John and Robert Westpark, Duke street Glasgow
Towers J.C. & Co. (of Alloa) 1.5 Melville place Glasgow
Wilson John 3 Melville place Glasgow
Hutchison Robert Wellgate Lanark
Murray & Kilgour North vennel Lanark
Armour Robert Strathaven
Masterton John Strathaven
Vallance Robert Strathaven
Adamson James Tweed Green Peebles
Robertson Adam Cuddy Bridge Peebles
Scott John St. Michael's wynd Peebles
Mailler Joseph Auchterarder Auchterarder
Sharp Robert jun. Blackford Auchterarder
Thomson & Garbols Ruthven bank Auchterarder
McDougal John Mitchell st Crieff
Portreous David Coldwell Crieff
Menzies Jno. St.Catherine's brewery Perth
Morison James Canal st Perth
Scott Matthew Canal st Perth
Simpson James Canal st Perth
Taylor Thomas Bridge end Perth
Wright John & Co. 18 Methven st Perth
Buchanan David & Co. Holmscroft Brewery Greenock
Greenock Brewery Co. Nicholson st Greenock
Watt James & Co. Cartadyke Greenock
M'Dougal John East Line, Ferguslie Paisley
Middleton James, Laxwell brewery Millerston Paisley
Sacell Brewery Compy. Saucel Paisley
Finlayson Thomas Lower st Tain
McKenzie & Gallie Morangle Tain
Tulloch Amdrew Murray st Tain
Reid John & Co. Canongate Jedburgh
Wight Thomas High st Jedburgh
Nichol & Robertson Ednam Kelso
Aitken James & Co. New Market st Falkirk
Smith Robert High st Falkirk
Connal Ebenezer Port st Stirling
Anderon Samuel Kinglassie
Wilson Robert Lochgellie
Jackson Alexander John's-Haven
Howieson William West port Linlithgow
Philip Agnes Ceres
Anderson William Airdrie Brewery Airdrie
George James Mills of Keith Keith
Finlayson Henry Dollar
Hewetson James Queen st Castle Douglas
McDonald Alexander Aberfeldie
Lobban George Grant St Cullen
Hewetson George Devol's glen Port Glasgow
Scott Thomas Pitlessie
Watson Alexander Church st Portsoy
Kinnear Alexander Cowle Brewery Bridge of Cowle
Fraser Donald Church st Dingwall
Campbell Donald McCulloch's close Dingwall
Bertram Alexander North Berwick Brewery North Berwick
Pearson John Chapel lane Bathgate
McLaurin Ludovic Newton-Stewart
Cunningham William Athelstaneford
Haldane John Buckholm side Galashiels
Manson Alex Old Meldrum
Edington James Wemyss
Scott James Pierhead Kirriemuir
Lowdon Isabella Skinner Hill Kirriemuir
Bell James Biggar
Irving John Bridge st Lockerbie
Henderson James Pulteney distillery Wick
Chalmers Walter Langholm
Ballingall Back st. Leven
Forrest James Greenhead Hamilton
Mackie Andrew St. Monance Pittenweem
Wardrop John Wallace st Galston
Scott William Swinton
Greenshield Alex St Germain st Catrine in Sorn
Wilson David Newburgh
Haldane John Water row Selkirk
Rolland John Newtown, Westport Kincardine
Wood James High st Kirkintilloch
Laing Alexander High st Dumbarton
Gray David Irvine Brewery Irvine
Tyrie John High st Blairgowrie
Watt William Raise st Saltcoats
Bridge Andre Path-head Dysart
McDonald William Huntly
Greenfield Margaret Coldingham
Borland John New st Beith
Moncur James Hill st Dunkeld
Hood James Strand st Stranraer
McKenzie Peter Dunning
Pigot and co.'s national commercial directory of the whole of Scotland, 1837