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Records of McLennan & Urquhart Ltd, brewers, Dalkeith, Scotland
GB 1127 MUQ.
Records of McLennan & Urquhart Ltd, brewers, Dalkeith, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
There are no physical characteristics that affect the use of this material.
Scottish Brewing Archive.
Name of Creator:
McLennan & Urquhart Ltd (brewers: 1909–1945: Dalkeith, Scotland).
Level of Description:
- Revised by Wiebke Redlich, Archive Assistant (Hub), 18 April 2002
- 8 June 2005 Catalogue record converted to EAD2002, May 2005
Scottish Brewing Archive, 18 April 2002.
James McLennan and William Urquhart were operating the Dalkeith Brewery, Dalkeith, Scotland, from at least 1867. McLennan & Urquhart Ltd was registered in 1909 as a limited liability company to acquire the business of the same name. A bottling plant was opened in 1921 and the company took over William Burnett, bottlers, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, in 1932 and David Cameron Ltd, brewers, Laurencekirk, Grampian, Scotland, in 1945. It was acquired by John Aitchison & Co Ltd, brewers, Edinburgh, Scotland, in December 1955. Brewing continued until 1958 when all beer production transferred to Edinburgh although bottling did not cease until 1961.
Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds), The Brewing Industry. A Guide to Historical Records, (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990).
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement:
- Corporate records, 1909–1963
- Shareholding records, 1943–1954
- Financial records, 1944–1963
- Production records, 1956–1961
- Sales records, 1957–1959
- Staff records, 1949–1959
- Licensed premises records, 1952–1959
- Property records, 1925–1961
The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 1127 procedures.
Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Scottish Brewing Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
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Related Units of Description:
GB 1127 JA: Records of John Aitchison & Co Ltd
GB 1127 ARTEFACTS: Scottish Brewing Archive Artefacts Collection
GB 0234: Records of John Aitchison & Co Ltd, brewers, Edinburgh (National Archives of Scotland – see contact details)
McMaster, Charles and Rutherford, Tom, The Tennent Caledonian Breweries, (1985).
Fonds–Level Description Compilation Details
Fonds–level description compiled by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 29 October 2001.