Records of Neil Gow Ltd, whisky merchants, Alloa, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum and articles of association 1934;
  • Income tax computations 1947-1948 and 1950-1953.

Administrative / Biographical History

Neil Gow Ltd , Alloa, Scotland , was a whisky merchants  , and subsidiary company of James Calder & Co , Alloa. The former became a limited liability company in 1934  . The first directors of Neil Gow Ltd were W R Henderson , a brewer's manager  , of Little Culdees, Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland , and G W B Campbell , of 33 Queen Street , Edinburgh, Scotland . The memorandum of association indicates that the company were to trade as wine and spirit merchants, distillers, brewers, maltsters, and has a clause which shows an intention to become involved with various other trades, from coopers to farmers. It is unknown whether they did undertake these various trades as very little is known to date regarding the history of the company.

Source : Memorandum and articles of Association 1934 (see NG 1/1/1)


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Deposited by Tennent Caledonian Breweries

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Custodial History

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


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Related Material

GB 0248 JC: Records of James Calder & Company (Brewers) Ltd, Alloa, Scotland


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Additional Information

This material is original

Fonds level description compiled by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 29 October 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description, 8 June 2005. Catalogue revised by Wiebke Redlich, Archive Assistant (Hub), 20 February 2002; Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 19 December 2008; and Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 10 May 2012.

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