Records of the Buchanan & Co (Glasgow & Paisley) Ltd, owners of licensed premises, Paisley and Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Directors' meeting minute book, 1932-1964.

Administrative / Biographical History

In  Buchanan & Co (Glasgow & Paisley) Ltd 1932  was incorporated under the Companies Act 1929, becoming a limited liability company, with a capital of 11,000 GBP. Isaac King Buchanan was the acting chairman of the company and the same year  William Younger & Co Ltd Edinburgh, Scotland, became major shareholders. When Isaac Buchanan died in 1934, Agnes White Kennedy was appointed as a director. The company owned two licensed premises: Halfway House, Paisley Road, Cardonald, Glasgow; and 64 Glasgow Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. By 1956 two other premises had been acquired: 8 Lawn Street, Paisley; and The Park Hotel , Monkton, South Ayrshire, Scotland. As the Monkton property did not make a sufficient return, it was sold in 1957. In  May 1959  the company became a subsidiary of  Scottish Brewers Ltd, Edinburgh. The history of the company is unknown from  1964  onwards.

Source: Directors' meeting minute book 1932-1954 (BU 1/6)


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

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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 SB: Records of Scottish Brewers Ltd

Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and 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.

Fonds level description compiled by Amanda Jackson, Scottish Brewing Archive Assistant, 3 February 2000. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description, 8 June 2005 by GUAS staff. Revised by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 20 December 2001; Wiebke Redlich, Archive Assistant (Hub), 6 March 2002; Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 19 December 2008; and Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 04 May 2012. Lower levels compiled by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (cataloguing), 28 November 2013.