Our Journey

John Henderson Butchers was started back in 1934, when Andrew and David’s grandfather was sent to Kirkcaldy, Fife by his brother (John) to open a butchers shop in the High Street. John owned and ran a successful chain of butcher shops in Glasgow and felt his younger brother was able to manage his first shop. Grandfather bought the shop from his brother and went on to run one of the busiest and most successful shops in Scotland. Indeed Grandfather set the foundation for our continued commitment to quality products. To this day there are many recipes which remain as Grandfather devised them. A true testament to a quality product!

If we fast forward 80 plus years, the business is completely different, gone are our 2 shops but the passion for meat continues. We have developed a successful trade business where we now supply a number of the very best hotels and restaurants throughout Fife, Perthshire, Tayside and the Lothians. We are acknowledged and respected as a leading catering butcher and now offer our restaurant quality fresh meat and meat products to retail customers through our website.

We are a business dedicated to sourcing and supplying the best quality fresh meat with complete traceability for peace of mind. All our beef is Scotch beef, the majority comes from the North of Scotland in particular the Black Isle where farming is as natural as possible, using traditional breeds. Our lambs are Scotch Lamb, traditional breeds and our fresh pork comes from a number of regular Scottish farms including some rare breed pork.

After three generations, David Henderson grandsons’ commitment to quality at every stage from sourcing to maturation to preparation and cutting, has been rewarded with a number of awards won by the company.