Hugh Black & Sons
Visible and smartly presented independent high street butchers with shops in various Lanarkshire towns, selling a traditional range of meat cuts, pies and cooked meats.
Hugh Black & Sons is a Lanarkshire success story, expanding from the late Wiston farmer Hugh Black’s single shop in 1987, to nine independent high street butchers today – including branches in Lanark, Armadale, Carluke, Airdrie and Cambuslang – and together employing 70 under the management of Mr Black’s sons, Craig and Hugh. Their beef, lamb and pork is proudly sourced only from Scottish farms at Lanark and Stirling auction markets (around 650 cattle, 1300 lambs and 750 pigs a year, they report), and then their meat is prepared into traditional Scots cuts, as well as cooked meats, puddings, sausages, burgers, and pies baked in their Bathgate premises. Hugh Black & Sons also make their own clootie dumplings, tattie scones and ready meals, and sell John Hannah’s strawberries.