"A Family run farm providing the best quality meat, with a supreme flavour, delivered straight to your door....."
Clachaig is steeped in history and has always been at the heart of industry on the south end of Arran.The farm is situated about 16 miles south of Brodick with magnificent views over the Firth of Clyde and
Ailsa Craig and sits just 500 metres from the small community at Lagg and just a mile from Kilmory, famous for the Islands creamery which is open daily. The evidence of past industry can still be seen on the farm whether it be; the clay tile factory producing clay drainage tiles for the island made from clay from the farm itself, the old lime kiln situated down near the shore, or the old harbour which was used to bring coal onto the island.
The farm is also home to Ossian's mound, the burial site of the famous poet, which can be found directly in front of the Holiday Cottage, next to the orchard.
The farm stretches right down to the shore where the old harbour is situated and boasts a quiet, peaceful sandy beach with views right across the Firth of Clyde to Ireland.
Clachaig continues it's strong industrial legacy by providing a home to over 600 animals, all of varying species and breeds but with one thing in common,chosen to provide you with the best quality, most tender and flavoursome meat available on the market. The farm runs for 365 days of the year, requiring constant care to provide the best products, and is one of the largest on the island.
Our family comes from strong farming traditions, and hence understand
what good animal husbandry is all about. We know what to look for when
selecting the right animals and we know how to breed meat that looks, feels, and tastes amazing. Through generations of farming in the family we have fine tuned how we raise our animals to give the best possible end product. We have all grown up with farmhouse cooking and know how to use
all the different cuts of meat, how to get the best use out of the
cheaper cuts and how to maximise on flavour. We believe in our meat, its quality and its flavour, and we are passionate about helping to provide top quality meat to as many households as we can.
Our roots can be traced back for more than 300 hundred years on the island and during this time, we have learned how to best utilise the wonderful properties found on Arran to create top quality produce. We are a family business and Clachaig is a family run farm. Every single one of us work tirelessly to provide you with the best service and products possible, and we take pride in what we deliver, brought to fruition through hundreds of years of experience and hard work.
All of our meat is extensively reared outside, on the Isle of Arran where the natural properties found on the island uniquely flavours the meat and helps produce
the succulent tender meat which which we have built out reputation on. We rear the animals outside to allow them the freedom to roam, which in turn, creates fit and healthy animals which have no excess fat on them. This is vitally important when trying to extract the best quality meat, full of flavours and nutrients, free of artificial hormones and additives. Exercise increases the blood flow to the muscles, increasing the speed and frequency that important minerals and vitamins are supplied to the muscles. By consuming meat from outdoor reared produce, you are provided with a product full of natural goodness and flavour, free of excess fat, which is packed with naturally produced nutrients.
Once ready, our products are then butchered into the finest cuts of meat and then vacuum packed, ensuring all of the meats flavour and goodness stay locked into the product until cooking. We then freeze our products for two reasons: Firstly, combined with vacuum packing, the meat stays as fresh as the day it was packed for up to 5 months meaning than whenever you choose to consume it, all our products will retain the flavours, texture and nutrients from the same day it was packed. Secondly; by freezing our products we are able to transport them all with much more ease, and can ensure that the quality of the products is not impaired while it is being transported.
The Isle of Arran
is not called Scotland in miniature for nothing. The fault line divides
the island into two very different sections – the rocky and mountainous north
and the lush green pastures of the south – just like the Scottish
mainland! Arran is only 56 miles in circumference, so nowhere is more
than half an hour’s drive away from the village you’re staying in. The island is perfect for keen golfers with its abundance of courses, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts who can spend hours trekking the hundreds of walks around the island, or simply those who wish to take in the breathtaking views!
Arran is also famous for its local produce, in particular, its cheese, whiskey and meat all made locally on Arran. Scotland in miniature is the perfect place to escape, relax and recharge. To find out more about what Arran has to offer visitwww.visitarran.com