Poultry Farm

Clermiston lies to the west of Corstorphine Hill

About 5 miles west of the centre of Edinburgh


'Buttercup Girls'

Six poultry assistants 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 the photograph above of six 'Buttercup Girls', poultry assistants at Buttercup Poultry Farm, standing in front of one of the henhouses, in August 1935.

Bill was born in 1949 at East Lodge, Buttercup Poultry Farm.  Bill tells me that the Buttercup Girl standing on the far right in this photo is his mother, Annie Davidson.  The photo was taken when she was fifteen.

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 is likely to be reviewed within the next few days in 'The Scotsman' or 'Scotland on Sunday'.

Copies are available from Leghorn Books.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  August 23, 2011


Buttercup Poultry Farm

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