Meet The Family

Macdonald Butcher's Family History

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Over 80 years of history

David Robb MacDonald was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1911 and opened his first shop on Logie Street, Lochee in 1935. In a short time, David realised that there was a thriving demand for meat among the residents of Dundee and decided to move into a bigger shop on the High Street of Lochee. A few years later, and after relocating the business twice, the MacDonald & Son name is still just as popular as it was over 80 years ago.

Brian MacDonald

During this time, David’s son Brian joined the business and learned the trade. Brian took over the business fully at the age of 20 and has built one of Dundee’s oldest and respected family businesses. Over the past 55 years under Brian, the MacDonald & Son name has become renowned for the quality of its meat. To this day it continues to produce the same products that have been enjoyed by generations.
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Brian MacDonald

During this time, David’s son Brian joined the business and learned the trade. Brian took over the business fully at the age of 20 and has built one of Dundee’s oldest and respected family businesses. Over the past 55 years under Brian, the MacDonald & Son name has become renowned for the quality of its meat. To this day it continues to produce the same products that have been enjoyed by generations.

Julie Schofield nee MacDonald & Jack

Brian’s daughter, Julie, is the latest addition to the family business and certainly adds a little glamour to butchery trade. Both Julie and her husband Bobby now manage the family business and will continue to produce the quality products the business is known for. In May 2019, Bobby and Julie had their first child, Jack, and maybe one day he will be a 4th generation MacDonald & Son family butcher.

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