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Brewing

Brewing

Brewing is probably one of the oldest trades in the region and most small towns, fermtouns and clachans would have brewed beer from locally grown barley. Nearly all beer was home-brewed until the Sale of Beer Act of 1795 which put an end to private production and required premises to be licensed. By the early 19th century brewing was controlled by public breweries.

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