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

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

Acquisition Information


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

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 183 DS.NBL private ledger held at Tyne and Wear Archives.


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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