A History of the Brewing Industry in Scotland

Donnachie, Ian (1979). A History of the Brewing Industry in Scotland. Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers Ltd.


A detailed review of the economic, buisness and social history of the industry extending from the 17th century to the present day. Major themes include: growth during industrialization; agriculture, raw materials and brewing; the brewers and their workforce; techniques, markets, capital and companies; new products; amalgamtions and changes. Appendices list brewers, breweries, and brands. There is an extensive bibliography including all major business records, parliamentary papers, trade journals, scientific and technical works relating to brewing.

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