One Green Bottle

From the deposit of one green bottle a story emerges…screen-shot-2016-09-07-at-12-50-06

The bottle in question carries the label:

James Wilson



It transpires that James Wilson owned an aerated water factory and stores at 11 and 15 MacRae Street, Wick, during the early 1900s. He was also to have ownership, for periods, of the Lorne Buildingsjn21355b010_lorne-hotel









and the Station Hotel in Wick.jn20372b004_station-hotel








James Wilson came originally from Aberdeenshire and was to become a significant Caithness entrepreneur. His extensive and remarkable history is currently being fully researched by one of his descendants

Wick Heritage Museum has now also unearthed another bottle from the James Wilson factory. See if you can find it on your next visit

Many thanks to Mr William Rosie for unearthing the bottle and donating it to Wick Heritage Museum



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