From humble beginnings as an 18-year-old apprentice at McKenzies in Johnstone, Gavin Colquhoun has come a long way in his 22 years in the butchery industry. After working for a decade at McKenzies, he embarked on a working visa to Australia, where he continued his butchery career.
Upon returning to Scotland, he started his own business by taking over Elderslie butchers, followed by the opening of a coffee shop and a steakhouse, Elderslie Butcher, Steak and Grill.
He then bought the shop where he started his trade, McKenzies, before opening Kinnaird Butchers in Larbert in 2021.
Gavin’s inspiration for his business came from his love for the industry and the diversity of food. Kinnaird Butchers offers the best food experience to its customers, with a whole new butchering experience for cooking at home, using the best produce in Scotland. All items come with cooking instructions, making them perfect for anyone, regardless of cooking experience or time constraints.
What sets Kinnaird Butchers apart is their commitment to family, friendliness, health, and sustainability. They source their products from local farms and producers and use only Scottish-born and raised products. Their motto is to provide the best food experience possible to their customers.
Gavin’s businesses have won numerous awards, including Best Butchers in Britain in 2017, Best Steakhouse in Scotland in 2016, Best Burgers in Scotland in 2016 and 2019, and Best BBQ products in 2019. They have also won multiple gold grade taste awards.
Gavin’s future plans for his business are to continue expanding and offering new products while maintaining the highest standards of customer service and satisfaction. His advice to anyone starting out in business is to ensure they do it right and to put their whole heart into it. Gavin believes that half measures are for people who do not want to succeed.
Kinnaird Butchers is not just a business but a community. Gavin and his team pride themselves on getting to know their customers and their likes, with their customers becoming their friends. Kinnaird Butchers is a testament to Gavin’s hard work and dedication to providing the best food experience to his customers, and his journey serves as an inspiration to anyone looking to start their own business.
Kinnaird Butcher Shop and Deli
McIntyre Avenue, Larbert FK5 4TQ