Records of Littlemill Distillery Co, distillers, Bowling, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes of partners' meetings, 1920–1933.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Littlemill Distillery was operating at Bowling, Dunbartonshire , by 1817-1818  when it was owned by Matthew Clark & Co . It was bought and sold on many occasions, and was rebuilt in 1875  . In 1918  the Littlemill Distillery Co acquired it from the Yoker Distillery Co . The Littlemill Distillery Co was acquired in 1920  by Charles Mackinlay & Co and JG Thomson & Co , who operated the distillery until 1933  . The distillery did not flourish under subsequent owners and the plant was dismantled in 1996  . The remaining buildings were demolished two years later.


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Acquisition Information

Deposited by Scottish & Newcastle plc.

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Custodial History

Acquired by Scottish & Newcastle Ltd after acquisition of Charles Mackinlay & Co Ltd in 1962. It was removed to the University of Glasgow in 1991. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


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Moss, Michael S and Hume, John R, The Making of Scotch Whisky: A History of the Scotch Whisky Distilling Industry , (Edinburgh: James & James, 1981).

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Collection catalogued by Glasgow University Archive Services staff, May 2007. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 29 March 2012. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 29 March 2012.