About Us

A brief history

James Craig Ltd began life in 1889 when the original James Craig started selling livestock by auction within the county town of Ayr. He quickly grew the company, expanding geographically, and moving into farming in his own right, thereby creating the basis of the current family business which is still thriving a century later.


Who we are

James Craig Farms Ltd has four farms in South West Scotland. Holmston, Burnton and Whitefordhill, all just outside Ayr and Garrocher just outside Creetown on the Solway Coast. The majority of the tree operations are run from Burnton and Garrocher.


The team

We are a small, dedicated team headed up by Michael Craig, Director and Martin Mackenzie, Plantation Manager. In the peak of the season we provide local employment for dozens of people in an area that can be adversely affected by seasonal dips.