Anti-Prohibition Donation 1924


Here's a fascinating receipt from the Anti-Prohibition Fund, acknowledging the donation of £25 from Mackinlay's & Birnie Ltd, Inverness. This donation in 2020 would be the equivalent of £1,529.90.

As an alcohol producer, such a donation shouldn't come as a surprise. However, it does mark a longstanding trend as you will see in our Newspaper Section in 1908. When a spokesman for the Temperance movement, which was a social movement against the consumption of alcoholic beverages, visited Glen Mhor and was given an opinion by Bailie Birnie, who we would envisage is John Birnie.

Our thanks to Distillery View for this document.