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Newsletter No. 58

Newsletter No. 58

1. Chairman’s Statement: I would like to wish all our members a Happy New Year and to look forward to another successful year in researching and promoting the history of brewing in Scotland. Last year the SBAA lost two stalwarts with the passing of Les Hutcheon and...

Newsletter No.57

Newsletter No.57

1. Chairman’s Statement: It is with deep regret to inform you that Richard Rees, committee member, has passed away following a short illness. I have known Richard from the 1970s when we both worked at Holyrood and Fountain breweries in Edinburgh. Richard proved to be...

Newsletters No.56

Newsletters No.56

1. Chairman’s Statement Since the last Newsletter the SBAA arranged two outings that were well attended. At the end of April, we visited Belhaven Brewery which everyone enjoyed. More recently we visited the home of member Alastair Carmichael in Dalkeith to view his...

Newsletter No.55

Newsletter No.55

1. Chairman’s Statement In the last Newsletter we briefly mentioned the passing of Les Hutcheon. Les was not only a life member of the SBAA but also an enthusiastic committee member and provided great support to the Scottish Brewing Archive for over 20 years. Les was...

Newsletter No.54

Newsletter No.54

1. Chairman’s Statement A Guid New Year to all SBAA members and let us all look forward to the next 12 months and continue to build on the successes of last year. I would like to start by welcoming three new committee members, Mathew Gillies who takes over as our new...

Newsletter No.53

Newsletter No.53

1. Chairman’s Statement : Happy Birthday on the 18th anniversary of Stewart Brewing.The SBAA wish to pass on our congratulations to one of our corporate members, Stewart Brewing who celebrate their 18 years anniversary. As a result they are launching their own...

Newsletter No.52

Newsletter No.52

1. Chairman’s Statement Hello again and welcome to the August Newsletter. In the last Newsletter I mentioned that snow and ice had made a return in April, this time however the weather has improved. So let’s hope for some more good beer drinking weather.The SBAA made...

Newsletter No.51

Newsletter No.51

1. Chairman’s Statement: A warm welcome to the April Newsletter. When I sat down to write this, I was planning to say that I hoped all members were enjoying the warm weather, however lately it has turned very cold with snow and ice making a return, so back on with...

Newsletter No.50

Newsletter No.50

1. Chairman’s Statement : A Happy New Year to one and all and I hope you had a good Christmas.The last two years have proved to be difficult, however we start 2022 with more optimism than last year at this time, mainly as a result of the COVID vaccine rollout.At the...

Newsletter No.49

Newsletter No.49

1. Chairman’s Statement: Welcome to the October 2021 Newsletter. The SBAA are very grateful to our members who have made a valuable contribution in providing information. Please keep this going. In the last Newsletter the SBAA passed on our congratulations to Sir...

Newsletter No. 48

Newsletter No. 48

1. Chairman’s Statement Let me start by congratulating Sir Geoff Palmer, who has been appointed the new Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University. For those who don’t know, Sir Geoff is not only a renowned scientist and a human rights activist, but was also responsible for...

Newsletter No. 47

Newsletter No. 47

1. Chairman’s Statement  Hope all is well with everyone during these troubled times. With the roll-out of the COVID vaccine, there is room for optimism, by looking forward to a brighter future later this year. This year marks an important landmark for anniversaries,...

Newsletter No.46

Newsletter No.46

1. Chairman’s Statement :I am sure everyone is pleased that 2020 is now behind us and we all look forward to 2021 with an air of optimism, so let me start by wishing you the very best. Although things look bleak at this moment, I believe this year can only get better...

Newsletter No.45

Newsletter No.45

1. Chairmans Statement Welcome to the October Newsletter and I hope you are all well. This year has proved to be difficult for us all, but lets hope, 2021 brings with it more of a normality or as near as possible to that. Although many of us have not been able to...

Newsletter No.44

Newsletter No.44

Chairman’s Statement: I don’t think I need to remind you of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected our way of life, in a way that no one could have predicted. I don’t like to dwell on this, but instead to have more happier thoughts. As a member you will know...

Newsletter No.43

Newsletter No.43

Keep Calm and Keep Safe  Chairman’s Statement: It certainly is a different world just now. I read recently that this current situation is akin to the nations feelings during the World Wars. One good thing that has come out of all this, it has brought the nation...

Newsletter No.42

Newsletter No.42

1. Interested in Scottish Brewing, then what about Scottish Real Ale? If you are looking at the SBAA newsletter then the chances are you are interested in Scottish Breweries, but what about the products they produce, and in particular their real ales? You have...

Newsletter No.41

Newsletter No.41

1. Sir Geoff Palmer in Conversation at Stewart Brewing As part of the Midlothian Science Festival, Stewart Brewing held an event titled Sir Geoff Palmer OBE in Conversation.  Sir Geoff was joined by former student, Steve Stewart, co-founder of Stewart Brewing to...

Newsletter No.40

Newsletter No.40

Planned visit to Belhaven Brewery In our first newsletter of 2019 there was a short article that highlighted the fact that Belhaven Brewery is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. It would be fitting for the SBAA to support Belhaven by arranging a visit to see...

Newsletter No.39

Newsletter No.39

The Tennent's Story Experience Wednesday 5th June 11.30am   Meeting at the entrance to The Tennents Story at the Wellpark Brewery, Glasgow. Lunch at Drygate, 1:00pm. If you would like to attend, please contact John Martin - martin.j7@sky.com Thanks go to Sara for...

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