Maltmen, and lots of them: that’s what you’re getting in this post. I didn’t seek them out, but most of the interestingly carved stones I saw on the day I took these photos happened to belong to maltmen.
The website of the Trades House of Glasgow suggests that, historically, there may have been some women working as maltsters in Scotland:
Unlike most other crafts, some members were probably women, as there were many female tavern-keepers or publicans.
Not, in itself, a completely convincing bit of reasoning, but it got me interested enough to look for more information. Read more