The brewers and breweries of Linlithgowshire

by Forbes Gibb.


36 pages, illustrated.


ISBN 978-0-9560288-2-2

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The brewers and breweries of Linlithgowshire is the second book in the Brewers and Breweries of Scotland series.

In this book you will discover why Charles Robb was imprisoned, be horrified by the iniquitous two-penny tax on beer, and learn about the fire that destroyed the former Chapel Lane Brewery in Bathgate.

Original research has generated information and illustrations about breweries across the county, from Bo'ness to South Queensferry. Brewery historians will find information on brewers, breweries and their beers from 1655 to the present day, and pictures and locations of brewery buildings. Family historians will find entries for over 100 brewers, their business associates and relations, from Addison to Younger.

What the reviewers said

An excellent publication which sheds further light on the history of the area. A useful series building up.

Brewery History Society Newsletter.

As well as the informative text this attractively produced book is embellished with appropriate illustrations and maps.

Jim Cranstoun, The Scottish Genealogist.

Stuart Laing, Federation of Family History Societies New Books Review.

A welcome source of local history for family historians. Personal and brewery names are well indexed.