A family business delivering finest quality meats in Edinburgh

John (Jack) Saunderson had been working as a shop manager in W G Adams butcher’s shop in Leven Street when the owner put it up for sale in 1958.

Seizing the opportunity, John bought the shop and founded the Saunderson butcher dynasty. And since then, four generations of Saunderson’s have been serving the Edinburgh community with the finest quality Scotch beef, Scotch lamb, Specially Selected pork & poultry.

In 2018, we’re celebrating our 60th anniversary and we’d like to thank our team and you, our customers, for your trust, support and loyalty over all these years.

We can’t wait for the next 60 years!


John (Jack)

1958 - 1969

John (Ian)

1969 - 1993


1993 - present


2013 - present