Records of South Western Brewery Co Ltd, brewers, Newton Stewart, Scotland

Scope and Content

The collection consists of historical notes relating to South Western Brewery Co Ltd. Includes:

  • Historical notes, (not dated).

Administrative / Biographical History

The South Western Brewery Co Ltd was established in 1898  to acquire the business of William T Soloman , which included the Newton Stewart Brewery (said to have been established in 1794), twelve public houses and the leases to three others, maltings and an aerated water factory. The firm and 6 tied houses were acquired in 1925  by Archibald Campbell, Hope & King Ltd and the brewery was closed. The company was acquired by Whitbread & Co Ltd , London, in 1967  .


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

Access Information

Material under 30 years old is closed to access. It is advised that you should contact the archivist before visiting.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Nick Redman, Whitbread Ltd Archivist, 2000.

Other Finding Aids

Digital file list available in searchroom.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


None expected.

Related Material

Scottish National Archives, BT2 3950.


No known publications using this material.

Additional Information

This material is original

Fonds level description compiled by Cheryl Brown, Archive Cataloguer, 15 May 2012. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 13 June 2012. Catalogue revised by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 13 June 2012.

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives Ad Hoc Commission on Descriptive Standards, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description Notes 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.

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