Strathaven Ales is the pinnacle of traditional real ale brewing with our stone clad brewing kettle and well used brew-house based in an old mill dating back to the early 1800s. The mill originally manufactured crushed barley for the brewery trade and flour for the local artisan bakers We consider our beers to be very traditional, our brewing, unlike modern facilities is a hands-on labour intensive process crafted by three generations of the same family. Manufacturing in an old building brings its challenges and we have retained many of the original mill features and a large part of the original gearing. Although this often gets in the way we feel it is part of what ensures the beer has a character not achieved in modern production units.
Address : Craigmill Brewery, Sandford Road,
Strathaven, ML10 6PB
TEL: 01357 520419
Alexander Taylor, The Waterside Bakery
200 years of artisan baking at the original site in Strathaven. Still in the same family, the bakery is unique in Scotland and produces a huge range of high quality baked goods such as sour doughs and patisserie on a daily basis for retail and wholesale.
10-11 Waterside Street, Strathaven, ML10 6AW
Tel: 01357 521260
Harris Farm Meats
Delicious Free Range Scottish Goat Meat, Lamb and Rare Breed Pork
I am a local small farmer who aims to produce high quality, Boer Goat, Lamb, Mutton and scrumptious Pork, Bacon and Sausages in an ethical way, ensuring the highest levels of welfare for our animals. All of our products come from stock produced on our small family farm by myself (Ruth) and my children. Our small stock numbers guarantee all our pigs, goats and sheep get individual care and attention and our products have total traceability as well as superb eating quality.
The Baldy Carpenter
Based in Strathaven Fraser Dodds has had an interest in woodworking all of his life. Since watching his grandfather undertake woodworking as a hobby Fraser’s interest has now become a full time venture under the title of the Baldy Carpenter.
Fraser’s style is, wherever possible to include the ‘waney edge’ of the timber in all of his pieces. Using locally sourced native hardwoods Fraser has been able to keep the wood miles of the products to a minimum while also giving the buyer the exact knowledge of where the timber was grown.
Address: Unit 6 Strathaven Industrial Estate, Hamilton Road, Strathaven, Lanarkshire ML10 6UB
St Brides Poultry Farm
If you think of an idyllic chicken farm, you probably picture deep grass and happy chickens walking around – well that’s exactly what we do. Our small family run farm is located just outside the picturesque village of Strathaven. We select slow-growing, flavourful breeds and let them grow slowly. Very slowly. It would be quicker and easier for us to feed them fast, and sell them cheap, but that’s not what we believe in. Slow grown birds live happier lives and taste far, far better.
Louise Higgins, Artist
Louise Higgins’ paintings celebrate natures design. The flowing patterns of the landscape portray a deep connection with the land and its features, presenting the viewer with whimsical stories from the artist’s imaginings.”
Higgins was born at the end of the summer of 69’. Growing up in Ayrshire she attended Glasgow School of Art from 1987-1991, winning the Elizabeth Greenshields award in 1989, and the Millar Homes Scholarship for study in Paris, which she shared with her close friend, artist Abigail McLellan.
Les Hoggan Photography
Les is a local photographer who specialises in landscapes across Scotland. He loves photographing water and also night photography. His work is stocked in Jaro Design in Strathaven and also Sunshine Number 1 in Cathcart Road, Glasgow
Website: Les Hoggan Photography