AN OFF-ROAD HIGHLAND ADVENTURE
Scotland is home. It’s where we both grew up, and the warm Highland way of life is the constant inspiration for Mac & Wild.
In the Highlands, most folk are closely connected to the land and the produce we gather from it. Perhaps that’s why many traditional farming practices have blessedly been preserved. You won’t find industrialised animal practices here – animals are reared the ‘right’ way – on open pastures, with natural feed and without the use of any chemical nasties.
Growing up as the son of a Highland game butcher and now dads ourselves to growing broods of little ones, we’re all the more aware of what we feed our families, and increasingly look back to home when sourcing the honest, good meats we believe in. The Highland pace of life is slower than many of us know. Doors are always open, there is always a hearty pot of something on the stove and guests often stay far longer than anyone intended – often until the whisky cabinet is dry. We like it this way and it is this magic blend of openness, honesty, integrity and good times that we try to emulate at Mac & Wild. We call it extreme traceability – what that means is we can tell you the farms, estates, farmers, hunters and butchers who contributed to bringing our delicious meat and produce to your table.
We welcome you to immerse yourself in authentic Highland hospitality.
OFF-ROAD HIGHLAND ADVENTURE
Mac & Wild is a manifestation of our personal beliefs and the way we like to live. We refer to the journey as our Off-Road Highland adventure – passionately raising awareness, providing access to and supporting small scale producers from the north of Scotland whilst always looking for the adventure spirit in the every day. There is nothing we enjoy more than loading up the Land Rover and heading into the hills with the kids, kayaks and some supplies for a few nights adventure – map in hand but no route marked of course.
If an elaborate trip isn’t feasible, simply waking up and preparing your 4-year-old’s peanut butter toast on the camp fire in the front garden because he fancied it isn’t a bad runner up!
We passionately believe that with very little effort, we can and should all be eating better meat in our daily lives. From the brands we buy and support to the choices we make in planning a day with the kids, inspiration is all around us and we hope to instill this same love of internal adventure in our little ones!