Records of David Ross & Sons, wine and spirit merchants and restaurateurs, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum and articles of association 1925;
  • Minute book for directors' meetings 1947-1965;
  • Shareholding records 1925-1963;
  • Sales records 1961-1962;
  • Licensed premises records c.20th century;
  • Public relations 1896.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Ross & Sons wine & spirit merchants and restaurateurs of Glasgow, Scotland appears to have been registered as a wine and spirit company in March 1925, having previously traded under this title since the 1890s. Originally founded by David Ross, proprietor of The Gordon Bar, Mitchell Street, Glasgow, the company expanded owning a number of properties in the city centre.

Under the directorship of George Ross, presumably his son, and Dugald McInnes, both wine and spirit merchants  , the firm became a subsidiary company of G & J Maclachlan Ltd, brewers, distillers and retailers of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, which in turn merged with Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd, of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1963.


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

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd

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Appraisal Information

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Custodial History

The collection was transferred from Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd to the Scottish Brewing Archive at Glasgow University. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


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Related Material

  • GB 248 GJM: Records of G & J Maclachlan Ltd, brewers
  • GB 248 T: Records of Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd

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