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maltmen of glasgow

The Maltmen

Today's Maltmen represent an ancient craft that dates back to prehistoric times with a rich history in Scotland. This Registered Charity is more relevant now than ever, representing people that work in the Scottish Licensed Trade, which as an industry has been impacted greatly as a consequence of Covid-19.

The Incorporation of Maltmen in Glasgow focuses on helping those in need and assisting in education, particularly within the drinks and hospitality industry.


We welcome people to join our Craft and join our vibrant and engaging community. You don’t need to work in or be directly connected to the sector - whether it is charity events, on-line meetings, social get togethers or networking with people in the industry, there is something to appeal to everyone! Please get in touch to find out more.

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The Maltmen donate money to a variety of charities each year including HIT Scotland (Hospitality Industry Trust) encouraging the development of anyone working or studying in the sector, Scottish Disability Golf & Curling, the Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society and Geeza Break which supports both carers and those that receive care. We also help support pensioners in need by providing general assistance and donating goods.


We have strong links with various educational bodies, focusing in particular on extending skills in brewing, the drinks industry and hospitality. We also aim to support all our members and those requiring our assistance at every stage of their career and help them reach their full potential. Every part of the industry is supported; business owners, managers, staff, students and suppliers.

  • Two brewing students at Heriot Watt University are supported each year by the Maltmen.
  • The Incorporation of Maltmen in Glasgow sponsors an annual award for students in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Strathclyde. This sponsorship is awarded to a student demonstrating academic excellence and application of class concepts on relevant practical cases through a written assignment and presentation.
  • The Incorporation helps students at the City of Glasgow College in a number of ways. The annual award for the top student in Alcoholic Beverages, is supported by the Incorporation, this award is presented to an HND Hospitality Management student in first year, who achieves the highest result following assessment submissions for the Unit. It is judged by the subject lecturers. In 2021, the Incorporation sponsored 2 portable bars, to be used within the college for bar tender and cocktail training. This is a valuable resource since the bar in Scholar’s restaurant is often timetabled for operational service.
  • The Maltmen also endorse the efforts of the 49 Wine and Spirit Educational Trust's endeavours to promote education within the Licensed Trade. The Trust’s fund is used to educate people within the Scottish Licensed Trade.

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