Welcome to our Farm  


Welcome to Potterland Farm and Smokery based in picturesque South West Scotland.  We are a beef and sheep farm that started a diversification journey smoking our own lamb right here on the farm, in a hand built smoker. 

If you have found our website for the first time having seen us on “The Hairy Bikers Go West” then thank you for looking us up!  We filmed it last year and it was great to meet the Bikers (yes they are as nice in person as they are on the telly!).  We are just about to start lambing, so we have limited ability to smoke in the next few weeks.  We do have some stock availability, but if we are out of stock on our website and you want to try our lamb, please sign up to our mailing list so that we can give you the first chance to place an order when we are back in stock. 

We are a husband and wife team, with a young family and we are building this side of our business and appreciate your support. 

If you don’t want to buy, but would like updates on our progress, both with the smokery and farm, then sign up to the mailing list as we bring you regular updates about life on the farm. 

James & Karen Baird


Baird Family

Potterland Smokery

We are James and Karen Baird, and along with our children, Jessica and Gregor and our Jack Russell, Fudge, we welcome you to Potterland Farm. 

James is a third generation farmer, who has not been without his mental health struggles and that is what started us off on our diversification journey.  This coming summer we will be running some farm tours to tell our story and let you try some lamb straight from the smoker.  Sign up to our newsletter as we will release dates to our subscribers first.

Smoked Lamb

Scotland has a long history of producing a rich and varied selection of world-class cuisine.   

Smoking meat is an ancient method of cooking.

It is a long, slow and gentle process, which allows us to add the final levels of flavour to our home bred animals, as we bring our farm to your fork.

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Potterland’s Unique Smoker

James has always been interested in engineering and he has honed his skills working on a range of agricultural machinery.  With these same skills, he has created two smokers (so far) here on the farm.  His first smoker was made from old oil drums.  We smoked meat for our own use and quickly realised it was too good not to share! 

 James designed and hand built our current smoker, right here in the farm workshop.  The smoker is bigger, crafted from a disused gas tank, and allows for more meat to be smoked at once.  The design is an ongoing project as each smoke leads to a tweak here or modification there as we strive for perfectly smoked meat.