Scalpsie Farm is located on the west coast of Scotland, about an hour from Glasgow, on the Isle of Bute.

Our farm carries a herd of about 170  suckler cows, mainly “Saler cross” cows with Charolais calves at foot, and about 1,000 breeding ewes consisting of 150 Herdwicks and 850 Highlander and Aberfield Ewes.

Farmed by Ian and John Dickson, the farm is producing “lamb and beef” which is sold mainly through Scotbeef to supply Marks & Spencers aswell as our local butcher R. H. McIntyre, Rothesay and Bute Kitchen.

Scalpsie's Location


Scalpsie Farm is surrounded by stunning wildlife and fabulous views with lots to explore and discover.

You can find Loch Quien to its left, which is famous for fly fishing Brown Trout, and the beautiful sandy beach of Scalpsie Bay to the right which is only a 5 minute walk away from the farmhouse.

Secluded Scalpsie Bay is a great place to relax and enjoy with stunning scenery at our doorstep. The wildlife includes the seal colony, porpoises, otters and basking sharks can be seen – as well as the best scenery of Arran and the Holy Isle.

There are plenty of beautiful walks to be explored, as well as interesting history and geology of the bay.