Clermiston lies to the
west of Corstorphine Hill
About 5 miles west of
the centre of Edinburgh
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bill Scott, Alnwick, Northumberland,
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.
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
Here is a
view of part of the farm and some of the farm buildings.
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
is likely to be reviewed
within the next few days in 'The Scotsman'
or 'Scotland on Sunday'.
Copies are available from
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: August