WFM Brown Ltd

WFM Brown Ltd
3 Gill Pier, Westray, Orkney Islands, KW17 2DL
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William Frederick Mackinson Brown started a bakery on the island of Westray in 1870, no doubt hoping for a degree of success and longevity. Nearly 150 years later, Louise and Duncan Drever, a fourth-generation baker, run the wholesale bakery, now known as WFM Brown Ltd (or, informally, Broons o’Westray) and they supply shops, hotels and B&Bs throughout Orkney, Shetland and to the northern tip of the Scottish mainland. A traditional bakery, they bake throughout the night so that fresh bread and rolls can be ready for the Kirkwall ferry first thing in the morning. By day they make biscuits – in particular their renowned flakey, water and cabin biscuits, which happen to go well with the local Westray Wife cheese and Westray chutney. Although they stopped producing fancy goods a while back in order to concentrate on their traditional bakes, they still produce some sweet favourites including parkin and shortbread.