- Corporate records, 1957–1968;
- Shareholding records, 1898–1964;
- Financial records, 1921–1966;
- Public relations, 1905.
Records of Turner, Ayr & Newton Breweries Ltd, brewers and bottlers, Ayr, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Andrew Muir Turner , coachman, took tenancy of Kyle Tavern, Ayr, Scotland , in 1868 . He took over and moved to Vulcan Tavern, Ayr , in 1870 , and acquired the Foresters Arms, Newton–upon–Ayr, Scotland , in 1879 . In 1881 he bought Newton Brewery, Newton–upon–Ayr (est. 1789 ), from the executors of D B Young and in 1887 he purchased Royal Citadel Stores , wine shippers and retailers, Ayr , from the Fullarton family. By the 1880s mineral water manufacture had begun at the Newton Brewery. Turner's Ayr & Newton Breweries Ltd was registered in March 1898 to acquire the business and that of James Watson & Co , Ayr Brewery, Ayr (est. 1823 ). Brewing ceased in 1911–1912 at the Ayr Brewery, which became the main centre of operations for Western Contracting Co Ltd (later Westcon Ltd ), outside caterers, set up as a subsidiary after 1918 . The Newton Brewery ceased to brew in 1929 , continuing as a mineral water factory until 1936 , and thereafter acting as a bottling and distribution centre. The company's name changed to Turner's (Ayr) Ltd in about 1930 and was linked from 1934 with J & R Tennent Ltd , Glasgow, Scotland , being completely taken over by them in 1960 . The company was dissolved on 6 August 1991 .
The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.
Conditions Governing Access
Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd.
Other Finding Aids
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Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
No physical characteristics that 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. 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
Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds), The Brewing Industry. A Guide to Historical Records , (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990).
McMaster, Charles and Rutherford, Tom, The Tennent Caledonian Breweries , (1985); Close, Robert, "Scotland's Forgotten Breweries: Turner's Ayr & Newton Breweries Ltd" Scottish Brewing Archive Newsletter No. 10, (Winter 1987/88).
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 Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 21 November 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 22 March 2012. Catalogue edited by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 18 April 2002.