Records of Real Mackay Strong Ale Co Ltd, brewers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Financial records, 1949–1951.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Real Mackay Strong Ale Co Ltd of Glasgow, Scotland , was set up in October 1948  and started trading in April 1949  . The authorised share capital was GBP 100 and the company was a wholly owned subsidiary of Glasgow bottlers Mair & Dougall Ltd . Mair & Dougall were in turn one of two bottling subsidiaries of James Calder & Co (Brewers) Ltd of Alloa, Scotland . The company produced "The Real Mackay Scotch Stout", "Scotch Strong Ale" and "Milk Stout" which were also intended for the export market. The Real Mackay Strong Ale Co Ltd became defunct sometime around 1953  as turnover and profits were very small. For the year 1950  the profits were at GBP 48 18s 9d.


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

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd as part of the James Calder & Co (Brewers) Ltd collection.

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

Unknown. 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 JC: Records of James Calder & Co (Brewers) Ltd; GB 0248 MD: Records of Mair & Dougall.

Location of Originals

This material is original


Dean, Paul, 'The Real Mackay Ale Company Ltd', Scottish Brewing Archive Newsletter No. 23, (Summer 1994).

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 Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 7 November 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 21 March 2012. Catalogue edited by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 16 April 2002.

Geographical Names