Records of Mark Binnie & Co, brewers, Haddington, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Balance sheet, 1897;
  • Brewing notebooks, 1903–1906, 1898–1945;
  • Water analysis details, c1930;
  • Building contracts, c1920s;
  • Headed notepaper, c1910s;
  • Printing plate, c1900;
  • Biographical notes, 1907;
  • Historical notes and articles, 1882–1993;
  • Artefact, c1920.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mark Binnie built the Nungate Brewery , Westgate End, Haddington, East Lothian , in 1881  and commenced brewing in 1882  . His sons, William and John, joined him in business prior to 1900  . Mark Binnie died in 1924  and was succeeded by his son, William T Binnie , who ran the business until 1937  when the trade and goodwill were sold to William Younger & Co Ltd , Edinburgh . The Nungate Brewery was sold as a wire works.


The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures.

Custodial History

The collection was previously stored with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot–Watt University. It moved 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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Related Material

GB 0248 WY: Records of William Younger & Co Ltd; GB 0248 ARTEFACTS: Scottish Brewing Archive Artefacts Collection.

Location of Originals

This material is original


Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds), The Brewing Industry. A Guide to Historical Records , (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990).

Additional Information

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 Alma Topen, Scottish Brewing Archivist, and Amanda Jackson, Scottish Brewing Archive Assistant, 10 December 1999. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 14 March 2012. Catalogue edited by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 20 December 2001.

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