Records of William Wilson, former employee of George Younger & Son Ltd

Scope and Content

The collection consists of corporate records relating to the William Wilson Collection. Includes:

  • Staff records, 1948-1963;
  • Promotional material, 1960s.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Wilson 's father was manager of George Younger & Son Ltd 's Eglinton Bottling Store in Alloa. Around 1941  , after leaving school William began work in the firm's Forwarding Department. He was subsequently called up for service in the Royal Navy and served as a coder on a minesweeper. After the war, William was offered the post of Manager of Younger's Perth branch, which had been set up after the firm's acquisition of G Millar , Aerated Water Manufacturers. The branch was responsible for the production of mineral water as well as serving as a beer and transport depot. In 1961, George Younger & Son Ltd became a member of the United Caledonian Breweries Ltd group. The Perth branch was closed shortly afterwards, and William returned to Alloa to work in the bottling store and then as Managed House Supervisor for Central area. The firm then merged with J & R Tennent Ltd to form Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd . William moved to work in the North of Scotland area, based in Dundee, and became District Manager responsible for all the firm's managed houses in and to the north of the city. He died suddenly on 16 December 1970, aged 44.


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 Dr Alan Wilson of Bardowie, 1999.

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.


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.