The paper which follows gives an account of the life and career of Peter Brough of Paisley, a wealthy Victorian drapery entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist who became a major influence in the town. A brief overview of Paisley during Brough’s time is first given. Secondly, the paper traces Brough’s business ventures in Paisley and across Scotland, together with his investment activities. A character sketch then follows. The paper next examines Brough’s engagement in local affairs, following this with an account of his church involvements and Christian philanthropy. The paper concludes with a final reflection on Brough’s life and achievement, set within its context.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Scottish Business and Industrial History|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Aug 2019|
- Weber's PWE