John Scott & Miller Profile

John Scott & Miller Ltd. is a shop on the Island of Orkney selling wine, spirits, and beers, as well as hardware, gifts and some nursery items.

As well as being one of the longest-serving dealerships for Calor Gas in the UK, John Scott & Miller also boasts one of the most unique selections of whiskies at its premises in Bridge Street, Kirkwall. The hardware store and wine and spirit merchant also bottles its own range of Scotch blends and single malts, notably expressions from Orkney distilleries Highland Park and Scapa.

John Scott & Miller History

The company was founded as John Scott by Sanday native John Scott at the end of the 19th century as a licensed grocer, but quickly began to sell hardware goods as well. Business continued to grow and the company moved from 3 Bridge Street to 15-19 Bridge Street.          

In 1915, following the death of John Scott, the company was purchased by Robert Marwick and Ralph Miller. After Robert’s sudden death, Ralph Miller took over full responsibility for the company.

On 29 December 1955, the firm was incorporated and changed its name from John Scott to John Scott & Miller Ltd. Around this time, Ralph’s son, Robert Firth Miller, started to run the business, continuing until the early 1980s when his own son took over.


John Scott & Miller Limited
15-19 Bridge Street
KW15 1HR
United Kingdom
+44 1856 873146

See also

  • Scapa Scapa Scapa Distillery & brand


    Orkney's Scapa is the only distillery to use a Lomond still to create whisky.

  • Highland Park Highland Park Highland Park Distillery & brand

    Highland Park

    Orcadian distillery owned by Edrington.

  • Wideford Wideford Wideford Distillery


    Long lost distillery situated near Kirkwall on Orkney.

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