Campbell’s Bakery is an independent family run craft bakery established in 1830, however we like to think we are by no means stuck in our ways!
In addition to traditional Scottish favourites such as scotch pies, oatcakes and shortbread, we also make a wide variety of breads and cakes inspired by different areas around the world.
When our founder Donald Campbell opened his small bakery in the picturesque town of Callander in 1830 he probably never thought the bakery would still be going strong more than 180 years later!
Our bakery in Crieff was started in 1929 by Donald’s great grandson Bob Campbell and his wife Cathy. The newlyweds worked hard selling everything from morning rolls to wedding cakes. Bob was one of the first people in Crieff to have a motorised vehicle which he used on his “roll round” – a twice a day delivery service to people who couldn’t make it into the shop. In the morning he went round the houses and farms with morning rolls and bread and in the afternoon he delivered fresh tea bread and scones.
Bob and Cathy’s son Jim joined his parents in the business in 1950. After Bob’s death in 1971 Jim and his mum became business partners. In 1980, Jim’s wife Alice joined the bakery and became Jim’s business partner when Cathy died in 1981.
Iain, Jim and Alice’s son, joined the family business in 1993. Iain is the seventh generation to run the family business. Today Iain and his wife Ailsa work hard to maintain the high quality the bakery is known for while also introducing new products inspired by what he sees and tastes on trips to other places. All the breads, biscuits, cakes and pies are made, with the highest quality ingredients Iain can source, in small batches by hand by Iain and his team of talented bakers on the premises.