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About Stag


The Scottish island bakery that supplies delicious biscuits to the world

Michael Thomas Jones and Marissa Keating, Length: 3min 31sec,, Friday 24 January 2014

Stag’s baking heritage on the beautifully unspoilt Outer Hebridean island of Lewis stretches back to 1885 and although our bakery is now modern, many things have not changed since those early days.

Skilled people, attention to detail, traditional recipes and time honoured methods are still at the heart of this artisan bakery and it shows in our products. Only the finest ingredients and lots of care go into our biscuits and cakes and nothing is rushed. Both our people and our doughs are given all the time they need to develop naturally, growing in flavour and character through the process.

Our business is family run and Charlie MacDonald, owner and the driving force behind Stag Bakeries since 1993 is enthusiastic about good food. Charlie has his own PMA mnemonic; instead of Positive Mental Attitude he speaks of Passion, Motivation and Achievement. He inspires these standards in all of his staff. The result is an award winning product range that is unbeatable for taste and quality.

We haven't forgotten our loyal customers on the islands, (we still supply local residents with bread, savouries, pastries and celebration cakes) but our consistently delicious savoury biscuits and shortbreads are now available in the wider world with stockists all across the UK and abroad.