The brewers and breweries of Stirlingshire
by Forbes Gibb.
68 pages, illustrated.
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The brewers and breweries of Stirlingshire is the first book in the Brewers and Breweries of Scotland series. In this book you will discover the secret of Valentine Ord, why there is "Strength behind bars", and the link between the St Ninian's Well Brewery and the inventor of smokeless fuel.
The book is arranged in two parts. Part one provides a listing by town, with biographical information, of the brewers known to have been active in the historic county of Stirlingshire. Part two provides descriptions of the major breweries and brewing companies, past and present.
Original research has generated information and illustrations about breweries across the county, from Bridge of Allan to Throsk. Brewery historians will find information on brewers, breweries and their beers from 1688 to the present day, and pictures and locations of brewery buildings. Family historians will find entries for over 200 brewers, their business associates and relations, from Abercromby to Younger.
What the reviewers said
A very welcome addition to the small number of books recording Scottish brewery history. This little gem is in two parts. The first is a listing by place-name of the known past and present breweries of Stirlingshire … The descriptions of these breweries are unusually wide ranging - not only the trading and ownership history of the brewery but also separate sections on the people involved, the beer brands brewed,the brewery plant and key dates in their history. A worthy addition!
Paul Travis, Beerinnprint.
A welcome source of local history for family historians. Personal and brewery names are well indexed.
Stuart Laing, Federation of Family History Societies New Books Review.
As well as the informative text this attractively produced book is embellished with appropriate illustrations and maps.'