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Over 150 years ago Thomas Johnston first drove his horse and cart from his father’s farm in Slamannan past the Cow Wynd in Falkirk on his way to market. Four generations on Richard and Graeme carry forward the family business.


Over the years the firm has expanded and in addition to the attractive Cow Wynd shop in Falkirk, the company now has a shop in Brightons. Thomas Johnston also own an established butchers, James Aitken in Alloa. The business has been built on strong foundations of providing quality and service.

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Our beef and lamb is the best the market has to offer and is purchased weekly at the Caledonian market in Stirling and our pork and bacon is supplied by Robertson’s Fine Food in Ayrshire. We consider ourselves to be a modern-traditional butchers. Our customers enjoy sausages, puddings and potted meat made by hand, using tried and tested recipes. We also have a large range of contemporary favourites such as stir fries, oven ready meals and the ease of microwavable curry, macaroni, lasagne and stovies.

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Shop manager Rod Gillie and senior butcher James Liddle have over 80 years’ experience between them in the retail meat trade. Rod first worked in the Cow Wynd shop in 1978 and James has given a fantastic service to the people of Falkirk since 1974. Both are always on hand to give advice and to help with any cooking instructions.

Alongside our other highly trained members of staff, Rod and James are always happy to welcome customers old and new with the aim of giving a friendly and professional service to all.

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The formula has stood us in good stead for over 150 years!
We hope to welcome aboard new customers via our website.

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