Records of Thomas Bernard & Co Ltd, maltsters, Haddington and Leith, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Corporate records, 1966–1970;
  • Shareholding records, 1895;
  • Promotional material, 1957–1958;
  • Photographs, 1960s–1980s;
  • Historical notes, undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Bernard & Co was established as maltsters in 1874  . This was the same year that, after the death of their father, John Mackay Bernard and Daniel Bernard took over the brewery of Thomas and James Bernard & Co . Thomas Bernard & Co began at Haddington, Scotland , extending their premises to Seafield, Leith, Scotland . In 1895  the company became a limited liability company under the name of Thomas Bernard & Co Ltd .

The directors were John Mackay Bernard , James Pringle , G H Stevenson , Andrew Smith and Alexander Mouat . John Mackay Bernard and James Pringle were also the directors at Thomas and James Bernard & Co (registered in March 1895  ), Daniel having resigned in 1889  to set up his own company in Gorgie, Edinburgh, Scotland . In 1947  the company amalgamated with Hugh Baird & Sons Ltd , brewers and maltsters of Glasgow, Scotland . The company was dissolved on 15 October 1991  .


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

Access Information

Academic and personal research only, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998.

Acquisition Information


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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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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

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


None expected.

Related Material

GB 0248 HB: Records of Hugh Baird & Sons Ltd; GB 0248 TJB: Records of Thomas & James Bernard Ltd.

Location of Originals

This material is original


Barnard, Alfred, The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland , Vol 3, (London, 1890).

No known publications using this material.

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), 31 October 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 8 March 2012. Catalogue edited by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 22 Apr 2002.