The town of Biggar, nestling within the heartland of one of Scotland’s premier dairy farming areas, has long been a favourite destination for families. Generation after generation of visitors to Biggar have fond memories of the many fine treats served by the businesses of the town. Top of most peoples list would be the superb Quality Ice Cream purchased here.
Stewart and Nita Taylor purchased the Ice Cream business from the Italian Ricci family in 1968, and during the next 46 years, they have built a formidable reputation for their Original Italian Vanilla Ice Cream. Although many changes have been made since those early days, the Taylors were determined to continue using the recipes and traditional high standards of their predecessors, and this is still true today. Milk is delivered daily to the production unit from local farms, and great care is taken always to source only the purest natural ingredients.
During this time over 100 awards have been won with Medals, Diplomas and Cups being brought back to Biggar. High points of these awards are the Bronze Medal for Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream taken at the 1997 show, the Silver Medal for Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream received at the 2002 show competing against producers from across the UK and Ireland, also the Scottish Cup in 2000 for the Vanilla Ice Cream gaining the highest marks for Scotland in the National Competition. In October 2004 at the Ice Cream Alliance National Competition, Taylor’s received the top prize being awarded, the Gold Medal, along with a Silver Cup for coming first in the Dairy Ice Cream Continuous Freezer Class, also a bronze medal was awarded for the Dairy Artisan Class and a Special Diploma of Merit for their Strawberry Ice Cream.
Today the majority of Taylors production remains their traditional Ice Cream, but they have also added the manufacture of Scottish Tablet, Fudge and Macaroon Bars along with Butter and Treacle Drops to their product range.