Cranston Butchers was established in 1885 by father and son William and Stirling Cranston. On William's death in 1890, Stirling took over and ran the business for 36 years before his brother James took the helm in 1926. At the end of the Second World War, James' son William succeeded him.
William ran the business himself initially, until his son Connell joined him and following William's retirement in 1985, the business was once again passed down from father to son.
Connell chose to take the business to another level in keeping with the times, introducing new products and flavours such as our pork and apple burgers and steak pie recipe which are both still huge customer favourites to this day.
Upon retirement in 2004, Connell passed the business over to Graeme Drennan who started in the shop as an apprentice in 1984. Despite lack of the Cranston name, Connell felt that Graeme, after working there for over 20 years, was the ideal replacement to continue taking the shop forward, developing and creating fresh ideas in keeping with the Cranston brand.
Graeme continues to run the business to this day alongside two fellow butchers Robert and Thomas, who have collectively worked at Cranstons for over 30 years now, therefore keeping the continuity and familiarity that our customers have come to enjoy.
As we said on our home page, we take great pride in the fact that all of our products are freshly prepared daily with only the best quality ingredients. We make all our own range of sausages and burgers, including flavours such as pork and apple and spicy lamb.
We also produce our own haggis, black pudding and fruit pudding which are all very popular.
Our steak pies are by far our biggest seller and one of the main reasons why Cranston's has flourished over the many years since establishment, as we believe they are second to none and we welcome you to please come along and try them for yourself.
We hope to see you soon!