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

"It is difficult to over-estimate the importance of Kennetpans Distillery, founded in the 1720s byJohn Stein  - 'the Father of Commercial Whisky Distilling'. The site is of great importance to the industrial archeological heritage of Scotland. It would be nothing short of a tragedy if the site was left to vanish.”

Charles MacLean, W.S., M.A., LL.B., F.S.A.(Scot)
Master of the Quaich
Whisky Writer