Joseph Walker founded the company when he opened his village bakery in 1898; now it is his grandchildren and great grandchildren that continue the tradition of fine baking that he started. In fact, the founder’s personal guarantee is still marked on every pack to confirm that Walker’s products are made with only the best ingredients obtainable. Though the Walker family have added many new products to their range during the last century, each and every one holds to those original values of quality and natural goodness.
Though increased demand means that we’ve had to modernize our equipment, we still use the same wonderfully simple recipe that Joseph would recognize were he to visit our bakery today. It is only by baking in small batches that we can ensure the classic taste for which Walker’s are famed. As it always has been, our shortbread is made using only four ingredients: flour, pure creamery butter, sugar and salt. We are proud to say that our products contain absolutely no artificial flavorings, colorings or preservatives.
We have many varieties and sizes to choose from, whether it be the familiar fingers, rounds and petticoat tails or something a little more unusual. We also make a wide range of other Scottish delicacies. Our traditionally baked oat crackers are made almost entirely from either coarse or fine-grained oats to give them that characteristically nutty flavor and firm bite. Another popular treat, Walker’s Scottish fruitcakes, are prepared with the care and attention needed to create their wonderfully rich crumb filled with fruits, spices and nuts.
In its distinctive tartan packaging, Walker’s range of products is packed with Scottish character, both inside and out.