Records of Argyle Brewing Co Ltd, brewers, Leith, Scotland

Scope and Content

Poster advertising "cask conditioned, Argyle 80/–, Real Ale, The Argyle Brewing Co Ltd", 1980s.

Administrative / Biographical History

The  Leith Brewery Company,  Leith, Scotland was founded in  1982  by a consortium of  CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) members and well–known locals.  Kenny Gardner was the brewer. Under new management c 1985 , it was renamed the  Argyle Brewing Co Ltd . The company was dissolved on  16 November 1993 .

Source: McMaster, Charles, Scotland's New Breweries, Scottish Brewing Archive Newsletter, No. 18, (Winter 1990/91).


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

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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.


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Related Material

GB 0248 CAM: A collection of material relating to CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale).

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and 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 Alma Topen, Scottish Brewing Archivist, 2 December 1999. Catalogue edited by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 19 December 2001, and Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 7 June 2002. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 8 March 2012. Lower levels converted to EAD by Michael Beesley, Archive Assistant, August 2013. Amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (cataloguing), 09 January 2014.

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