Family & farming
Founder John Sinclair, his wife Kirsteen, their children Sophie and George and ‘Mrs S’, John’s mother Anne, are very much involved in the day-to-day running of the family enterprise alongside sixty or so staff members.
As a fourth-generation farmer, farming has always been in John’s blood. Taking over from his parents in 1995, he and Kirsteen have turned around a struggling beef and dairy farm to develop a thriving soft fruit and vegetable growing business and farm village that now welcomes 260,000 visitors each year.
Modern farm experience
Craigies Shop was opened in 1988 with a one-table shop in a converted barn and added the Café in 2007. It has expanded over the years to offer an extensive Pick Your Own and Little Farmers, an adventure farm park for children and families opened in Summer 2021.
From humble beginnings, Craigies Farm has grown to become one of the UK’s leading farm shop destinations and represents the very best in modern Scottish farming.
“I’ve been immersed in farming my whole life, following in the footsteps of my late father. Farming and family are at the heart of everything at Craigies Farm where we strive to offer a complete modern farm experience to showcase the value of farming to our communities and allow them to be part of it.
At Craigies Farm you can eat, shop, play and ‘PYO’ surrounded by stunning countryside just outside Edinburgh. You can see the produce we grow in our fields, pick your own fruit, see how our jams are made and enjoy the very best in food and drink that’s on our doorstep!”
Craigies founder and owner, John Sinclair
Passionate about provenance
John and Kirsteen are passionate about quality locally-grown food of absolute provenance. Their high standards can be seen across all aspects of the business from the food served in the café, to the products stocked in the shop, to the fruit and vegetables grown on the farm.
The Craigies in-house butchery offers quality meat from local farms and our staff are fully trained to offer an exceptional customer experience.