In May 2018 our Clootie McToot Dumpling Shop opened its doors, in Abernethy, Perthshire. Our shop is an emporium of the finest quality local products, Scottish artisan goods and the best of British. We have an innovative product line of scrumptious Clootie Dumplings that you can try. The building is a converted horse barn with hayloft and is situated within metres of the iconic Abernethy Round tower which is over 900 years old.

Our Aim is to produce fresh authentic and traditional Clootie Dumplings and Dumplings with a modern twist.

Our Clootie Dumplings are all vegetarian, fantastic in flavour, of the highest quality and locally produced. We produce a wide variety of different flavours of Clootie Dumpling. By following food trends and seasons we ensure our customers get the best quality of fruit and the most up to date tastes.

We always strive to reduce added sugar levels within our products by increasing the fresh fruit content in all our products. We have developed a diabetic friendly Apple, Pear and Cinnamon which has no added sugar, other than naturally occurring fruit sugars. We have a very popular Gluten, Dairy and Vegan traditional Clootie Dumpling and are also developing a recipe that uses no Palm oil.

Within our quirky shop we have an array of other local food produce, bespoke hand crafted Scottish gifts, Harris Tweed and a wonderful selection of cosy wood burning stoves and accessories.
We also have a small miniature railway for the little and big kids!.

There is something for everyone!

History

Opening of commercial and viewing kitchen

October 1, 2019

​Clootie McToot Dumplings are proud to announce the opening of a commercial and viewing kitchen area as part of our existing shop in October 2019. This space will allow customers and visitors to experience how our Clootie Dumplings are made first hand. Customers will experience the wonderful smells and learn about the history of this fantastic product before trying some fresh samples.

Clootie Dumpling kit launch

August 1, 2019

​Our newest product will be launched in our shop on this date. The make your own Clootie Dumpling Kit this will allow Clootie McToot Dumplings to sell commercially and internationally and spread the Clootie word far and wide.

Clootie Wall of Fame launched

June 20, 2019

​Clootie Wall of Fame launched to celebrate our sons fourteenth birthday and the first year anniversary of our shop opening. Anne Clark has hand crafted each individual Bespoke Cloots  to create 12 unique Clootie characters of famous Scottish individuals from past and present. These characters can be purchased to dress your Clootie Dumpling.

​Ecommerce Website launched

June 17, 2019

​This fabulous ecommerce website has been designed by Chris Gilchrist of Waterfront Digital. Chris was an old school friend of my husband Alasdair and by chance they reconnected. This website incorporates a full ecommerce element and brings our Clootie McToot sales online up to date.

Clootie McToot Shop Opened

May 1, 2018

Clootie McToot Shop Opened

First Clootie McToot Book published

November 1, 2017

First Clootie McToot Book published

First Clootie McToot Book published and illustrated by Jimmy Glen who has illustrated for Dandy and Oor Wullie.

Building purchased

May 1, 2017

Building purchased

First Farmers Market – Kinross

April 22, 2017

First Farmers Market – Kinross

Developing a logo and Brand

January 1, 2017

Developing a logo and Brand

First Clootie Dumpling

December 1, 2016

First Clootie Dumpling at the “Abernethy Christmas School Fete”

Graduation

May 7, 2001

Graduated with distinction from Dundee University with an Honours degree in “Food, Health and Welfare”. Worked on The Food and Drink Show in London