From the deposit of one green bottle a story emerges…
The bottle in question carries the label:
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 Buildings
and the Station Hotel in Wick.
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