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

"Kennetpans, the birthplace of the Scottish Whisky Industry, the very Genesis of all things #Scotch, lies unloved and in ruins. We created modern Distilling, gave it to the World and this is how much Scotland cares about this unique and frankly incredible historical legacy. We don't. Not one bit. Its a disgrace."

Victor Brierly
Co-founder of the Whisky Ambassador Ltd