Records of Brewers' Food Supply Co Ltd, processors and retailers of brewery by-products, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • 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.

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


Acquisition Information

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.

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.


None expected.

Related Material

GB 0248 SNB: Records of Scottish & Newcastle plc; GB 0248 TU: Records of Thomas Usher & Son Ltd.

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.

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 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.

Geographical Names