Poultry Farm

Clermiston lies to the west of Corstorphine Hill

About 5 miles west of the centre of Edinburgh


Boys with Hens

Boys with hens on Buttercup Poultry  Farm, Clermiston, Edinburgh - 1935

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bill Scott, Alnwick, Northumberland, England.



Buttercup Poultry Farm

Thank you to Bill Scott for allowing me to reproduce this photo of:

-   Alan Watson (Andrew Ewing's nephew

    and his pal

-  Tom Davidson (Bill Scott's uncle).

with hens at Buttercup Poultry Farm in 1935.

Bill was born in 1949 at East Lodge, Buttercup Poultry Farm.  This is one of several photos of the farm that Bill colourised in 2007-08.

Here is a view of part of the farm and some of the farm buildings.

Buttercup Poultry Farm

    Buttercup Dairy Farm Cottage and Buildings, Clermiston, Edinburgh - 1955

Buttercup Dairy Co

Buttercup Poultry Farm sold their produce through their chain of Buttercup Dairy Co shops in and around Edinburgh.  At one time the farm had a daily output of 110,000 eggs.                  [Bill Scott, Alnwick, Northumberland, England:  February 3, 2009]



The Buttercup

Bill Scott is writing a book, The Buttercup,  about Buttercup Poultry Farm and some of the people who were associated with it.

If you have any information or memories that you think might be of interest to Bill, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  November 21, 2010

Book Published

Bill tells me that his book has now been published and will be reviewed within the next few days in The Scotsman or 'Scotland on Sunday'.

Copies are available from Leghorn Books.

A brief account of why Bill wrote the book can be found on this page on the Amazon web site.


Buttercup Poultry Farm

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