Records of John Mackay & Company (Newcastle) Ltd, aerated waters manufacturers and bottlers, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scope and Content

The collection consists of material relating to corporate and shareholder records of John Mackay & Company (Newcastle) Ltd. Includes:

  • Corporate records, 1950-1985;
  • Shareholder records, 1965-1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Mackay & Company (Newcastle) Ltd was an aerated waters manufacturing and bottling company. The firm became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd in 1965, and had ceased trading by 1975. In 1983 the company name was changed to Mackay's Soft Drinks Ltd.


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

Access Information

Access to certain records within this collection may be restricted or closed for reasons of customer, commercial or third-party confidentiality. Please email Archives and Special Collections for advice:

Acquisition Information


Other Finding Aids

See also University of Glasgow Collections

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Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents. Applications for permission to quote should be sent to Archives and Special Collections, please email:

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

The collection was previously stored with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot-Watt University. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


None expected.

Related Material

  • GB 248 SNB: Records of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries plc;
  • GB 183 DS.NBL private ledger held at Tyne and Wear Archives.

Location of Originals

This material is original

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