Suppliers Scotland

Hebridean wethers, Isle of Lewis

Hebridean wethers, Isle of Lewis

The suppliers listed here are based in Scotland, but many supply across the UK (see each entry offering Mail Order).

See our buying guide for advice on what to look for when buying mutton.

 

Organic producers are identified thus:


A Taste of Galloway

Available by: Mail Order & from Farm or Shops
www.atasteofgalloway.co.uk    01848 330622   
Laughtmuirside Farm, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway DG3 5DH   
Contact: Chirstie and Callum Baird
Home produced beef, lamb and mutton from a family farm in the Scottish Borders.
Breed: Scottish Blackface
Ewes or Wethers: ewes     Age: 5 years +    Hanging period: 7 days+   
Season available: June-July, November    Cuts or Boxes: either
Other Outlets: Glasgow & Edinburgh farmers markets

Aberfoyle Butchers

Available by: Mail Order & from Farm or Shops
www.aberfoylebutcher.co.uk     01877 382473   
Mayfield, 206 Main St, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UQ    Contact: Jonathan Honeyman
Independent butcher in the heart of the Trossachs, offering a variety of mutton breeds, each with itsown unique qualities and specific characteristics. Supply trade and retail consumers.
Breed: Various including Blackface and Mule
Ewes or Wethers: both     Age: 2-7 years    Hanging period: 7-14 days
Season available: all year if suitable quality    Cuts or Boxes: cuts
Other Outlets: Call for outlets supplied

Blackface Meat Company

Available by: Mail Order & Collection by appointment
Mutton Awards: Best Seasonal Product in Britain - Taste of Britain 2005
www.blackface.co.uk     01387 730326   
Unit 2, Lochside Industrial estate, Irongray Road, Dumfries  DG2 0JE
Heather-bred Scottish Blackface mutton and other meats from the wilds of Scotland. Mutton featured on the TV programme The Hairy Bikers.
Breed: Scottish Blackface
Ewes or Wethers: both     Age: 2-5 years     Hanging period: 7-14 days
Season available: all year-round    Cuts or Boxes: both

Briggs' Shetland Lamb

Available by: Mail Order & Collection by appointment
www.briggs-shetlandlamb.co.uk    07974 919664       
Cuckron, Stromfirth, Weisdale, Shetland. ZE2 9LH             Contact: Richard Briggs  
A Shetland sheep farmer selling his own Shetland mutton, lamb and hogget. The mutton is moved from Shetland to be fattened in lowland Scotland.                   
Breed: Shetland    Ewes or Wethers: Ewes    Age: 2 years +    Hanging period: 14 days     
Season available: February         Cuts or Boxes: Boxes               

Cruinn Foods

Available by: Mail Order & from Farm
01546 850241/239   
Creag a Mhadaidh, Achnamara, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8PT    Contact: Nancy Tuthill
Home-produced lamb and mutton, grazed on heather moorland and natural pasture, locally butchered.
Breed: Scottish Blackface
Ewes or Wethers: ewes     Age: 2 years +    Hanging period: 14 day
Season available: April to December    Cuts or Boxes: cuts

Hebridean Mutton

Available by: Mail Order
www.hebrideanmutton.co.uk      01851 621722/07876 504463   
10 Tolsta Chaolais, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9DW     Contact: Ali and Sandy Granville
Hebridean Mutton believes in producing food slowly, and to minimise stress on animals by minimising their transport. The mutton is slaughtered on the island in the autumn and delivered throughout the UK in time for Christmas.
Breed: Hebridean Blackface
Ewes or Wethers: wethers     Age: 2.5 years +     Hanging period: 7 days
Season available: September to December    Cuts or Boxes: box

J.K. Mainland

Available by: Butchers Shop & Mail Order
www.jkmainlandbutchersfarmshop.com    01595 692355   
177 Commercial St, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0HX    Contact: Ronnie Obern
Shetland’s last traditional butcher, selling quality local produce from their own farm and other local farmers to supply Shetland beef, lamb, mutton and pork and a 130-year-old haggis recipe. Speciality is traditional Shetland Reestit mutton.
Breeds: Shetland & Shetland cross Texel
Ewes or Wethers: ewes     Age: 2 years +    Hanging Period: 14-21 days
Season available: year-round    Cuts or box: either

Liddesdale Free Range

Available by: Mail Order & Farm or Shop
www.liddesdalefreerange.co.uk     01387 376210  
Boghall, Kirndean Farm, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire TD9 0SG   
Contact: Mary Howlett & Paul Bell
A family farm producing naturally-reared mutton, lamb and hoggets, free-range French label rouge breed chickens, Gloucester Old Spot pigs, and Shorthorn beef cattle.
Breed: Blackface crossbred
Ewes or Wethers: ewes Age: 3-4 years    Hanging period: 14 days
Season available: October to early summer    Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: Edinburgh; Stockbridge’s French-themed market; Kelso Farmers’ Market, Rosehill Farmers’ Market at Carlisle livestock auction; also butchers/farmshop in Hawick, Scottish Borders selling home-reared meats, plus local breed beef.

Macbeth’s

Available by: Mail Order & from Butchers Shop
Mutton Awards: Noisettes – Gold Star in Great Taste Awards
www.macbeths.com   01309 672254   
11 Tolbooth Street, Forres, Moray IV36 1PH    Contact: Jock Gibson
On-line butcher supplying mutton and a range of other meats from its own farm.
Breed: Suffolk x Cheviot; Rare breeds inc Hebridean
Ewes or Wethers: both   Age: 2-5 years      Hanging period: 7 days    
Season available: September to December    Cuts or Boxes: cuts

Newmiln Farm

Organic
Available by: Mail Order & Farm or Shop
Mutton Acclamations: Mutton described as “exceptional” by AA Gill (2012)
www.the-organic-farm.co.uk     01738 730201     
Hugh Grierson Organic, Tibbermore, Perth PH1 1QN    Contact: Hugh and Sascha Grierson
Seasonal Scottish mutton farm-reared, together with beef, lamb, chicken and rare breed pork. Butchery done on site, and deliver nationwide to households, shops and restaurants.
Breed: Easycare x Texel
Ewes or Wethers: ewes    Age: 5 years +   Hanging period: 7 days
Season available: July to November    Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: Edinburgh Farmers’ market

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Peelham Farm Produce

Organic
Available by: Mail Order & Farm Shop
www.peelham.co.uk      01890 781328  
Peelham Farm, Foulden, Berwick upon Tweed, Berwickshire TD15 1UG   Contact: Denise and Chris Walton
Organically-reared slowly-grown mutton and other meats. Mutton specialities include dry-cured mutton ham (smoked & unsmoked), cooked sliced mutton ham (smoked or unsmoked) mutton ham and caper pie, and air-dried juniper mutton prosciutto.
Breed: Lleyn and Lleyn x Texel
Ewes or Wethers: ewes Age: 3-5 years    Hanging period: 14 days
Season available: October to May    Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Northumberland

The Well-Hung Lamb Company

Available by: Mail Order & Collection by appointment
www.wellhunglamb.co.uk     01408 641451 /07747 865871   
Reidchalmai Croft, Rogart, Sutherland, IV28 3XE    Contact: R.J. and P.R. Calvert
Reidchalmai Croft is a small family-run business in the Highlands, dedicated to high-welfare animal production. Specialities: mutton pies and hams
Breed: North Country Cheviot, with Texel and Mule crosses
Ewes or Wethers: both    Age: 3½ years +     Hanging period: 21 days +
Season available: most of the year    Cuts or Boxes: both
Other Outlets: Farmers’ markets, shows and events and craft markets

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Windsheil

Organic
Available by: Mail Order & Farm
www.windshiel.co.uk    01361 883863   
Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3TU    Contact: Sharon or Joe Baker
Home-grown organic mutton, lamb, beef and pork from the family farm in the Lammermuir Hills.
Breed: Lleyn
Ewes or Wethers: ewes    Age: Normally 3 years +     Hanging period: 7-10 days
Season available: most of the year   Cuts or Boxes: cuts
Other Outlet: Local shops and caterers

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