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Ormiston Distillery

A brewery and distillery were established in Ormiston in 1726, when John Cockburn encouraged Mr Alexander Wight, one of his tenants, to set up a malting brewery and distillery. The distillery soon developed a reputation, and promoted the growing of grain in the area. Mr William Foot, distiller, had 2,026 bushels (1 bushel = 34lb […]

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Glenkinchie Distillery

Glenkinchie Distillery © Max Blinkhorn

Situated near Pencaitland is the one of the finest malt distilleries of Scotland. It is set in the valley of the Kinchie Burn. Founded back in 1837, Milton Distillery as it was known was set up by brothers George and John Rate. Glenkinchie Distillery, as it later became known, is now owned by Diageo (who […]

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People in the History of Ormiston

In 1127, Robert; Bishop of St. Andrews, claimed that “all the churches of the whole of Lothian in common owe obedience to the Bishop of St. Andrews,” and among those present on the occasion of this declaration was Orm, Priest of Houm (Hume). Orme was a well known name in Scotland being borne by people […]

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