Clermiston lies to the
west of Corstorphine Hill
About 5 miles west of
the centre of Edinburgh
Boys with Hens
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bill Scott, Alnwick, Northumberland,
to Bill Scott for allowing me to reproduce this photo of:
Watson (Andrew Ewing's nephew
and his pal
- Tom Davidson (Bill Scott's uncle).
with hens at Buttercup Poultry Farm in 1935.
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
Buttercup Poultry Farm
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]
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
please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: November 21, 2010
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
A brief account of why Bill wrote the book can be
found on this page on the
Amazon web site.