About us

The Crannach Bakery was established by Doug Cookson in 1999. Originally planned as a gallery and coffee shop, the bakery side of the business soon took over. Doug’s quest to make everything from scratch with the very best ingredients meant that he was soon investigating baking his own bread, and in 2002 he trained with master artisan baker Andrew Whitley.

Now an award-winning baker, Doug finds his delicious bread, scones and cakes are in great demand at local farmers’ markets. Doug also teaches a range of popular bread-making workshops at the Crannach Bakery in spring and autumn. He is a member of the Real Bread Campaign and the Slow Food Project, and a passionate believer in taking control of how our food is made.