Have you any connections or artefacts relating to brewery and distilling in Haddington?

Brewing Heritage Scotland and East Lothian Council Museums Service would love to hear from anyone who has family connections, information, photographs or artefacts relating to brewing, malting and distilling in Haddington.  Materials are being collated for an exhibition in January 2019 at the John Gray Centre.  Do get in touch if you would like to find out more or to lend materials for the display.

Haddington has a proud tradition of brewing which can be traced back to at least 1568. It has also had a thriving malting industry which continues to the present day. The exhibition is being created to celebrate this heritage as well as the distilling that took place in the town.  Beer bottles, archive records, photographs and local art will be on display alongside detailed research, bringing this fascinating history alive for visitors.   Additional objects, stories and information are sought to make the display fully represent this fascinating community history.

The exhibition opens on the 19th of January 2019 and runs until the 23rd of April 2019 and will be located in the John Gray Centre Museum on Lodge Street in Haddington.

Brewing Heritage Scotland as a not-for-profit community interest company, associated with, but separate from, the Scottish Brewing Archive Association.

To find out more please contact the Museums Service at: Dunbar Road, Haddington, East Lothian,EH41 3PJ 01620 820624  elms@eastlothian.gov.uk

Published: Friday, 30th November 2018