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Ainslie, Hew (1792–1878), brewer and poet, was born on 5 April 1792 at Bargeny Mains in the parish of Dailly, Ayrshire, only son of the three children of George Ainslie, a butler on the estate of Sir Hew Dalrymple Hamilton. His mother's name is unknown, but ...

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Barr, Andrew Greig (1872–1903), soft drinks manufacturer, was born on 5 May 1872 in Falkirk, the second of three sons of Robert Barr, cork cutter and aerated water manufacturer, and his wife, Jane Greig. He attended the Falkirk high school before completing his schooling at ...

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Bell, Arthur (1825–1900), wine and spirit merchant, was born on 30 November 1825 at Surrey Square, London, the seventh of fifteen children of Robert Fitzroy Bell, a general agent, and his first wife, Hannah Bruce.

Nothing is known about Bell's upbringing but by the late 1840s he was employed as a traveller by ...

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Cameron, Hugh [Eobhan Camshran, Eobhan na Pillie] (1705?–1817), miller, was a native of Breadalbane, Perthshire. The origin of the epithet in his Gaelic name Eobhan na Pillie is obscure. He served his apprenticeship in Crieff and settled at Shiain of Lawers, where he built the first lint mill in the highlands, and introduced spinning-wheels and jackreels and taught their use. ...

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John Alexander Dewar, first Baron Forteviot (1856–1929) by Bassano, early 1900s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dewar, John Alexander, first Baron Forteviot (1856–1929), whisky blender and philanthropist, was born at Perth on 6 June 1856, the second surviving son in a family of five sons and two daughters of John Dewar (1806–1880), wine and spirit merchant, and his wife, ...

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Grant, Sir Alexander, first baronet (1864–1937), biscuit manufacturer and benefactor, was born on 1 October 1864 in Forres, Moray, the eldest son of Peter Grant (1838–1882), a guard with Highland Railway, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of James and Elizabeth Norries. While he was a pupil at ...

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George Lawson Johnston, first Baron Luke (1873–1943) by Lafayette, 1929 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Johnston, George Lawson, first Baron Luke (1873–1943), food manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 9 September 1873 at 2 Blacket Place, Newington, Edinburgh, the second son of the thirteen children of John Lawson Johnston (1839–1900), nutrition promoter and food manufacturer, and his wife, ...

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Keiller, John Mitchell (1851–1899), preserves and confectionery manufacturer, was born at 3 Nelson Street, Dundee, on new year's day 1851, the only child of Alexander Keiller (1821–1877), a preserves and confectionery manufacturer, and his wife, Elizabeth Mitchell (1813–1871). He came from a long line of ...

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Macdonald, Sir Peter George (1898–1983), biscuit entrepreneur, was born on 20 February 1898 at Darnaway, near Forres, Moray, the son of William Macdonald, head gamekeeper to the earl of Moray, and his wife, Annie Cameron. He was educated at Forres Academy, but left early and joined a sequence of Scottish regiments during the First World War. These included the ...

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Macfie, Robert Andrew (1811–1893), sugar refiner and politician, was born on 4 October 1811 at 52 Kirkgate, Leith, the eldest of the nine children of John Macfie (1783–1852), sugar refiner and provost of Leith, and his wife, Alison (1791–1857), second daughter of William Thorburn...

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Mackie, Sir Peter Jeffrey, first baronet (1855–1924), distiller, was born on 26 November 1855 at Corsepatrick, St Ninians, Stirlingshire, son of Alexander Mackie (1821–1884), farmer, grain merchant, and distiller, and his wife, Janet Simpson-Brown. His grandfather and great-grandfather had been proprietors of the ...

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William McEwan (1827–1913) by Walter William Ouless, exh. RA 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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McEwan, William (1827–1913), brewer and politician, was born at Alloa, Scotland, on 16 July 1827, the third of five children (two daughters and three sons) of John McEwan, a local shipowner, and his wife, Anne Jeffrey, whose father was a farmer at Throsk...

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Ross, William Henry (1862–1944), whisky distiller, was born on 19 June 1862 in Gowanside, Carluke, Lanarkshire, the youngest son of John Ross, tenant farmer, and his wife, Euphemia Forrest. A year later the family moved to a farm near South Queensferry, outside Edinburgh...

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Stewart, William Clouston (1832–1872), tea merchant and writer on fishing, was born on 3 June 1832 at Smith's Place, Leith, Edinburgh, the third of four children of William Stewart (1798–1873), a tea merchant originally from Orkney, and his first wife, Jean (1795–1841), daughter of the ...