Mackie's of Scotland

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Read on to discover all of Mackie’s new and exciting happenings at the farm and beyond. This section will allow you to find out about Mackie’s exciting projects, new products, ice cream and chocolate flavours, and all our other goings on.


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Mackie's Chocolate

Mackie’s new range of chocolate bars are being unwrapped - at first on our taste test tours around Scotland next week. The new range is reminiscent of Mackie’s established ice cream flavours – Traditional Milk Chocolate (featuring a hint of Scottish Malt), Milk Chocolate with Honeycomb, Dark Chocolate (70%) and Dark Chocolate with Scottish Mint.


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Maitland Mackie

We are deeply saddened, as a family and as a business, by the death of our dad and chairman Maitland Mackie. Maitland (76) died peacefully at home after a short illness. We will miss his wonderful enthusiasm, intellect, humour and energy.


Maitland was born here at Westertown farm and worked here all his life, overseeing the development from milk retail into ice cream.


A service of thanksgiving for his life will he held here at westertown on Friday at 1.30 pm.

Fire on the Farm

We confirm that a straw chopper went on fire this afternoon. David Hay, our farm manager was on the scene and able to ensure that the chopper was in an isolated, safe area before the fire took hold. The machine, known as “big bertha” chops straw bales for mixing into the silage food mix for the cows. We thank the local fire services for their speedy attendance and getting the fire under control within a very short time. We confirm that no one has been injured, all staff and the cows are safe and further that no ice cream has melted during the incident!

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