It was over a hundred years ago that the Walker family started baking shortbread in the Speyside village of Aberlour, surrounded by the picturesque landscape of the Scottish highlands, and it is where they remain to this day.
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 Walkers 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.
Walkers bake the most extensive selection of pure butter shortbreads available – they have many varieties and sizes to choose from, whether it be the familiar fingers, rounds and petticoat tails or something a little more unusual. They also make a wide range of other Scottish delicacies. Their traditionally baked oatcakes are made almost entirely from either coarse or fine-grained oats to give them that characteristically nutty flavour and firm bite. Another popular treat, Walkers 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, Walkers range of products is packed with Scottish character, both inside and out. The name Walkers is recognised as a mark of excellence the world over, a true Scottish classic.