Industry in Fountainbridge
Fountainbridge was, once
a major industrial area close to the centre of Edinburgh.
- The North British Rubber Works had a
large manufacturing plant beside the old canal basin.
- St Cuthbert's Coop had a dairy, with the
stabling for their horse-drawn milk deliveries nearby
- William McEwan's established
Fountain Brewery in Fountainbridge in 1856. The company merged with
Younger's in 1931, then with Newcastle Breweries in 1960 to form Scottish
S&N opened a new Fountain Brewery at Fountainbridge, on a 22 acre site
beside the Union Canal in 1973. The company also retained their
older premises on the opposite side of the main road, Fountainbridge.
In 1995, S&N took over Courage to form Scottish Courage.