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Milk Deliveries in Edinburgh sees dramatic growth

Milk Deliveries in Edinburgh

Doorstep deliveries of fresh milk in glass bottles made by McQueens Dairies Edinburgh has increased by almost 450% in just two years. Almost half of all doorstep milk deliveries now made by McQueens Dairies in Edinburgh are in glass bottles. This is a direct result of customer demand.

Milk Deliveries in Edinburgh

Calum McQueen, Operations Director at McQueens Dairies said: “Just two years ago about 1 in 10 doorstep deliveries made by our milkmen in Edinburgh was glass bottles but that has now increased to almost 1 in 2 as our customers’ buying habits have changed.”

Dave Murray, depot manager at McQueens Dairy Loanhead depot said:

“As the business has grown in Edinburgh, so too have our staff numbers. The number of milkmen working out of our Edinburgh depot has grown by 45% in the last year. As the business keeps growing, we’ll be looking to employ even more.”

As well as its busy depot in Edinburgh, we also operate distributions depots in Glasgow, East Kilbride, Kirkcaldy, Galashiels, Mansfield, Huddersfield, Warrington, Preston, Sheffield, Northampton, Stockton on Tees and Carlisle.

Calum McQueen added:

“During 2020 the number of new doorstep delivery customers overall has increased by around 30% and is continuing to rise.  In addition, when the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, we saw even more customers joining us. This was as they looked for a safe and reliable milk delivery service in Edinburgh.  

“Across the whole business in the last twelve months we’ve recruited around 200 more staff. We have opened new distribution depots and a new multi-million pound dairy. We have invested in a new, customer focussed website that gives our customers direct control of their orders. 

This is our 26th year in business and our customers have made our business the success it is. We look forward to continuing to serve them.”

Although the company is best known for dairy products they have also delivered an oat milk option since last year, but after requests from customers for products in more sustainable and reusable glass bottles they have now started to use Oato. Calum McQueen said 

“We’ve seen demand for milk supplied in reusable glass bottles, and for oat milk, increasing so we’re pleased to be working with Oato to supply customers with bottled oat milk.  We’ll now be delivering Oato’s oat milk from all twelve of our depots in Scotland and the north of England directly to customers’ doorsteps.”

Carl Hopwood, founder of Oato said:  “We’re delighted to supply Oato through McQueens Dairies, we’re aligned with their mission to delight customers everyday whilst reducing plastic waste.  We’re excited to hear feedback from more households waking up in Scotland and Northern England to a UK made dairy alternative in reusable glass – delivered to their doorsteps before 7am.  The UK grows an abundance of oats and we’re proud Oato is a sustainable dairy alternative made with 100% British oats.”

In addition to milk deliveries, we also deliver orange juice, apple juice and free-range eggs. You can order using the website. As a customer, you have direct control of your orders, are able to book holidays and pay directly.

Join thousands of happy McQueens Dairies customers and enjoy fresh daily milk delivered straight to your doorstep before 7am with our local milkmen.  Add on alternative milk, yoghurt, juice or just choose a milk and eggs delivery. Place your order in our online shop.