Scottish Brewery Locations

In a fit of uber-procrastination, and inspired by a forum topic I was reading today, I decided to put together a map of the locations of Scottish breweries!

I’m not a beer drinker, so this was really nothing more than a way to avoid writing my PhD thesis, but I’ve also added in the 3 cider breweries in Scotland since that is what I do drink.

The list of beer breweries came from Wikipedia (, and are based on postcodes alone, unless there’s already a Google Map location or the website for the brewery had a more accurate position. All locations are clickable and will bring up a link to the brewery website. Information is correct as of 4th June, 2015.

The map is also public, so if you have a Google account you can make changes to it, and update it with more information if you wish. Please share around and, of course, enjoy responsibly!


Time for a tipple

One of the things I do to help with my Crohn’s Disease is to avoid certain foods.  Mainly this means not eating wheat, but I basically maintain a gluten-free diet as much as I possibly can.  This makes my life immeasurably better, but there are times I get caught out, and often I don’t know what it is I have eaten – or drunk – which has led to days of intense discomfort.

But the more I pay attention, the more I learn what’s not good for me.  I’m certain now that eating spicy food i.e. anything with chilies really doesn’t agree with me.  To be fair, spicy food doesn’t agree with most people, as anyone with angry guts the day after a curry will testify.  But with me, the agony lasts for days and exacerbates other problems which I won’t go into here.

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