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Celebrating Family Run Businesses in Scotland

Scotland is home to over 280,000 family-run businesses, accounting for around 84% of all businesses in the country, making family businesses the heart of the country. In an effort to encourage UK shoppers to cook with the finest from Scotland, we have partnered with other family-run businesses to showcase Scottish food.

We have created four billboards to highlight just how important being a family run business is to those in Scotland, showcasing the heart, soul and history that goes into the products you buy.

We asked businesses what being part of a family-owned business means to them, with Lynn, co-owner of our supplier Supernature, sharing that she believes “Running a family business has been very fulfilling for us as we can share it with our children.”

Chris and Lynn Mann started Supernature Oils in 2011, as a diversification on their small tenanted farm, which has been in Chris’s family for over 165 years, and five generations have farmed there.

Lynn said the best part about being a family business is not having to commute, “also, we live in and work in a lovely part of the world, and our children get involved, so we’re all invested in making the business a success.”

Similarly, Brendan, from our supplier Isle of Mull Cheese, said: “It makes us so proud to continue into the future as a collection of family-run businesses.”

Sgriob-ruadh Farm, where Isle of Mull Cheese is based, has grown from a few dilapidated sheds and a dream into their family’s cherished home and an ever-evolving business. They’ve been dairy farming for 50+ years and making cheese for over four decades!

Christopher Campbell, Director here at Campbells Meat said: “Being part of a family-run business makes us value the product quality, the people working here and our customer relationships.”

The Campbells story begins in 1910 when our founder Thomas Campbell started his trade as a butcher in Edinburgh over 100 years ago. Still family-owned, for decades we have supplied the finest eateries across the UK including those with Michelin stars, and now we venture to your home.

Our range of products includes premium beef, pork, lamb, chicken, fish, game, and deli products. All of our handmade burgers and handmade sausages are also made here on-site by our butchers.

Our haggis is made from our historical Campbell family recipe that dates all the way back to 1911, and our black pudding is also made using the traditional Campbells family recipe, you don’t get more family-run than that!

We are now promoting the finest quality products with our latest TV advert, ‘Cook With the Finest’.