Etna, Thistle and Gartcraig bricks found in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Christine Warren, Canada writes – I took the attached in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2011. Pictou is known as the birthplace of New Scotland.

Bricks stamped ‘Etna’, ‘Thistle’ and ‘Gartcraig Scotland Gaskil’ form part of a blacksmiths forge at the ironworks in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian.

Alternative brickworks include:

  • West Works, Armadale, West Lothian.

and ‘Thistle’  – Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire.

  • Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire.
  • Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire.
  • Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.


Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow.



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