Meet our family

Ian and David Fairlie

Ian and David Fairlie

We have been growing potatoes on the East Coast of Angus for Bartlett’s for the last 15 years. We supply the company with several varieties including Maris Peer for Scotty Brand. Aside from potatoes, we also grow wheat for bread making, spring barley for malting and oil seed rape for a vegetable oil manufacturer. We also rear sheep and cattle on our farm in the Angus Glens.
As farmers, it is important to us to attract different forms of wildlife to our area, as this can often help our crops.  For this reason, we built a pond on the farm to encourage ducks and other bird species.  In 2007 we also became part of ‘Operation Bumblebee’, a scheme set up to try to increase Britain’s bee population.  Away from farming, Ian enjoys a good game of golf or curling. Finally, we received the Silver Award from the Royal Highland Agricultural Society for innovation for being co-inventor of the bio-degradable potato handling system.