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Local farmers launch Crowdfunding to save Campbeltown Creamery

Posted On: 9 Oct 2019   |   Posted By: Scotsman

The 29 family-owned farms are aiming to raise £50,000 towards the purchase of both the creamery and the Mull of Kintyre cheddar brand from current owner First Milk.
The Mull of Kintyre Milk Supply Cooperative will fund the deal through a levy from every litre of milk produced, in addition to the external funding currently being sought.
First Milk, a British farmer-owned dairy cooperative, announced plans last year to sell Campbeltown as part of a move away from smaller-scale brands.
The creamery has been producing cheese, using milk from the 29 farms in the area, since 1923 and making Mull of Kintyre cheddar since the 1970s.
The Kintyre farmers' cooperative is encouraging locals, foodies, customers, businesses and “anyone with a love of cheese” to contribute to the crowdfunding round and support the community buyout.
‘The creamery needs us'
Local dairy farmer Thomas Cameron said: “We are currently facing a huge and exciting opportunity with a clear mission - to secure the future of the Campbeltown Creamery...

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