About Us

Operating in Glasgow for over 50 years


Camlachie Cooperage is based in Glasgow’s East End and has a rich history in supporting Scotland’s finest export, Scotch Whisky during our 60 years of trading.

Coopering is a highly skilled trade that has changed very little over the years. Coopers use many of the same traditional methods and tools as they did hundreds of years ago. Repairing and rejuvenating whisky casks is essential for the continued growth of the Scotch Whisky market here in Scotland and internationally.

Each year we supply and repair over 100,000 casks which go on to be used by whisky distilleries throughout Scotland and the rest of the world.

Protecting the past, while looking to the future

To ensure this ancient skill continues to thrive for our national export, we offer an award- winning apprenticeship where we train young school leavers to become highly skilled coopers. The apprenticeship is governed and assessed by the National Cooperage Federation which is an independent body that oversees all cooperages in the UK.


Camlachie Cooperage established by Jim Reilly in Glasgow’s east end. The cooperage was situated in Janefield Street, Parkhead.


The cooperage, still family-run, moved to current premises in Fullarton Road near Cambuslang.


Camlachie Cooperage is taken over by French firm, Tonnellerie François Frères, joining their family of cooperages and stave mills.

Present Day

Camlachie continues to service the whisky industry by repairing and supplying over 100,000 casks per year to distilleries in Scotland and beyond.