- Corporate records, 1918–1978;
- Letter books, 1918–1973;
- Financial records, 1918–1978;
- Production records, 1977–1979;
- Sales records, 1973–1974;
- Staff records, 1977–1978;
- Promotional material, 1960;
- Photographs, c1960.
Records of Brewers' Food Supply Co Ltd, processors and retailers of brewery by-products, Edinburgh, Scotland
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 248 BFS
- Dates of Creation1918-1979
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.07 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Brewers' Food Supply Co Ltd , processors and retailers of brewery by–products, Edinburgh, Scotland , was formed by a consortium of breweries in 1918 , as traders in dried grain, yeastrel, and yeast, and manufacturers of human and cattle foods and liquids. The company was registered as a private limited company on 8 August 1918 . The first directors of the company were James Younger of George Younger & Son Ltd , Alloa, Scotland , Thomas Leslie Usher of Thomas Usher & Son Ltd , Edinburgh, Scotland , James William Shennan of William Younger & Co Ltd , Edinburgh, Scotland , and William Younger of William McEwan & Co Ltd , Edinburgh, Scotland . In 1937 the company address was 189 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland , but in 1938 it moved to 191 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland . In Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd 1964 , Edinburgh, Scotland , became the parent company, and by June 1964 the offices had moved to Abbey Brewery, Edinburgh, Scotland . The drying of brewers grain stopped by the end of 1972 , and in 1975 the company ceased the process of drying surplus yeast, instead concentrating production on livestock feed, which led to the plant being disused. In 1979 there were several proposals by outside companies to take over Brewers' Food Supply Co Ltd , and it was Moray Park Maltings , Edinburgh, Scotland , who took control of the company in that year. Moray Park Maltings was a subsidiary company of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd , and in 2002 the Brewers' Food Supply Co Ltd existed as a dormant company of the Scottish & Newcastle group .
The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.
Conditions Governing Access
Scottish & Newcastle plc.
Other Finding Aids
File level list available in searchroom.
Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
None which affect the use of this material
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures.
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.
Location of Originals
This material is original
Corporate records and letter books (see GB 0248 BFS 1/1, BFS 3/1) and information from former employees.
No known publications using this material.
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 Amanda Jackson, Scottish Brewing Archive Assistant, 03 February 2000. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 14 March 2012. Catalogue edited by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 4 March 2002.