About Us

A Family of

Scottish Butchers

Lawson’s History

John Lawson Butchers & Delicatessen was founded in 1979 by John & Linda Lawson. At Lawson’s we have always maintained the philosophy of selling good quality, local produce at fair prices. All our beef and lamb is free-range, grass-fed and ethically sourced from our family farm at Midseat, Bathgate.

We are a proudly family run business. Now more so than ever, with John and Linda’s three sons now fully involved in operating our three West Lothian stores. John, Stuart and Graham have grown up around the business and its core principles of selling only the highest quality local produce – this is our mantra and we will continue to do this in all aspects of our craft.

What We Do

We specialise in dry-aged, award winning, grass fed scotch beef reared with flavour and taste in mind. All our beef is matured on the bone for 21 days to ensure maximum flavour and succulence.

We also stock specially selected scotch pork, poultry and game.

Using local produce, we produce an extensive range of products such as haggis, black pudding, sausages and burgers – all handmade using trusted family recipes.

Ethical Farming

All our beef and lamb is farmed locally by John’s brother Russell Lawson on Midseat Farm.

Midseat Farm is situated in and around Bathgate (West Lothian), only 15 miles from Edinburgh. An area bursting with vitamin rich grass perfect for the finest cattle to graze on.

Russell has been farming all his life and has developed a great knowledge of how to rear award winning beef and lamb.

The Shops

We currently have three shops in Uphall, Broxburn and Winchburgh. Our first shop opened for business on the 5th of July 1979. Since then it has steadily grown and is a focal point in the village of Uphall in West Lothian, Scotland.

We have never stayed still in the past thirty one years, and now serve the surrounding area with many customers travelling from nearby Livingston and Edinburgh.

The Broxburn shop opened its doors in 1996 and the nearby Winchburgh shop opened in 1989.


We’ve always known we produce quality products so it’s nice to have that recognised by our peers:

Q-Guild Diamond award for Highland Blue Steak Burger and Steak and Wild Mushroom Pie, with the former also chosen as the best Scottish Beef product.

Quality Meat Scotland – Best Beef Product