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View from E showing SSE front of warehouse with numbers 27-29 in background and part of number 37 in foreground

SC 717862

Description View from E showing SSE front of warehouse with numbers 27-29 in background and part of number 37 in foreground

Date 3/3/1970

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 717862

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Warehouse, Nos 31-35 Virginia Street, Aberdeen This is a fine example of a late 19th or early 20th century warehouse, probably designed for whisky blending. It seems probable that it was built as a bonded warehouse by James Catto & Co, whisky merchants, during the whisky-blending boom of the 1880s and 90s. This shows the building from the south east. The prominent chimneys give it a distinctive appearance, but the most interesting feature is the pyramid roof, with its louvred ventilator. This was probably covered a whisky-blending hall. Though it could not compare with Leith or Glasgow as a centre of whisky blending, Aberdeen's proximity to the Speyside and other malt whisky distilleries and its role as a seaport resulted in the establishment of several blending firms there. These included Chivas Brothers, in foreign ownership, which is still in business. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/70/5/11

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/717862

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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