Papers of Bob Brown, employee, Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scope and Content

The collection consists of material relating to Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, Edinburgh, Scotland, during the years Bob Brown worked for the company. Includes:  

  • Financial records,1958-1961;
  • Promotional material, c1950s;
  • Public relations, c1960s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bob Brown was employed by  Scottish & Newcastle Breweries , Edinburgh, Scotland in the mid twentieth century.  Scottish & Newcastle Breweries (Services) Ltd , (Company No SC065526) claims to trace its roots back to  1777  , when its first brewery was founded in Edinburgh by  William Younger . The company became known as  Scottish Courage by  1995  .


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

Access Information

Material under 30 years old is closed to access. It is advised that you should contact the archivist before visiting.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Bob Brown via David Smeaton, Scottish Brewing Archive Treasurer, October 1997.

Other Finding Aids

Digital file list available in searchroom.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008. This material was transferred in 1997.


None expected.

Related Material

No related material.


No known publications using this material.

Additional Information

This material is original

Fonds level description compiled by Cheryl Brown, Archive Cataloguer, 15 May 2012. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 13 June 2012. Catalogue revised by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 13 June 2012.

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives Ad Hoc Commission on Descriptive Standards, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description Notes 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.

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