Another industry the Steins were to dominate with exports world wide.

John Gilchrist Stein (1862 - 1936) was a descendant of John Stein of Kennetpans (1697 - 1773) through his brother Andrew (1710 - 1776).




The Manuel Story by W D 'Bill' Jarvis and G Risk

David Leask's Maddiston Pages



Read transcript of Alex Salmond's recollections on Desert Island Discs about his time working at Stein's brickworks. 

See Images of Stein's Refractories

Read about Steins Thistle Club 

See advert for Stein Refractories


Experts Comments

“The historical significance of Kennetpans to the history of distilling, even if little appreciated, can hardly be over-stated. This is the crucible in which the modern Scotch whisky industry was formed.”

Ian Buxton
Whisky Writer
Keeper of the Quaich
Ex Group Marketing Director for Glenmorangie