Explore our story over the past 100 years

1921

Galloway & MacLeod Ltd established in Glasgow

Hector MacLeod on left and Alexander Galloway on the right having previously worked for Gavin Bros purchased the goodwill of that business and formed their own company at 219 St Vincent Street Glasgow.

1924

The move to Stonehouse

The Company moved from Glasgow to Stonehouse in Lanarkshire with the purchase of Cander Mill & Farm. Cander Mill was a traditional small country oatmeal mill driven by three quarter overshot internal water wheel.

1931

Alanton Mill Shotts

In 1931 Allanton Mill, Shotts was taken on, initially on a 5-year lease from Andrew Thomson of Rosehall farm, Shotts. Built 1631 had become a ruin and was rebuilt 1924 by A W Murdoch who had been a tenant of Hartwood Mill.

1934

A general advert from 1934

1935

New Vehicle!

A first new lorry for the company, a Morris commercial.

1950

Crossfield Advertisements

1955

1955 Hamilton Advertiser Feed Ad

1957

Govan Mill, Glasgow

Driver George McInnes signs for load at Crosfields, Govan Mill, Glasgow. Note the leather apron worn by the loader.    

1962

Harvest, Holm Field, Stonehouse

1965

First Computer!

The first computer, Anita Electronic Desk Computer , was purchased in 1965 was a godsend to office staff working pre decimalisation in Pounds, Hundredweights and Quarters and Pounds, Shillings and Pence.

 

1968

Move to King Street and new offices

A new office building was constructed at the front of the King Street site and comprised of two letting shop units with company office on first floor. The new offices were completed in August 1968.

1977

New Leyland Bison bulk feed blower lorry

 

 

1979

Seddon Atkinson 6 wheeler

1985

Leyland Freighter Bulk

1987

Bulker @ High Merrytown Farm, Larkhall

2006

Sales Team Photo

2008

Launch of Intelligent Agriculture®

Intelligent Agriculture® was launched in October 2008 to promote the values and ethos in a manner that differentiated the company.

 

2010

Employee Ownership Launch

The business transferred to Employee Ownership in 2010 and currently operates with a Company Board of 4 and a Trustees Board of 4 including 2 Employee Trustees and an External Trustee.

2012

Transport Fleet

2021

100 years of 'Galloway & MacLeod'

The first meeting of Galloway & MacLeod Limited took place at 11 am on Thursday 12th May 1921. To mark the Centenary a 100th Birthday Cake was cut by Employee Trustee, Margaret Ferguson.

  • 1921
  • 1924
  • 1931
  • 1934
  • 1935
  • 1950
  • 1955
  • 1957
  • 1962
  • 1965
  • 1968
  • 1977
  • 1979
  • 1985
  • 1987
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2012
  • 2021

100 Years of G & M

The first meeting of Galloway & MacLeod Limited took place at 11 am on Thursday 12th May 1921. To mark the Centenary a 100th Birthday Cake was cut by Employee Trustee, Margaret Ferguson with directors and staff looking on exactly 100 years after the inaugural meeting.

The business was established at St Vincent Street in Glasgow in 1921 and moved to Stonehouse in 1924 when it took over Cander Mill. Cander Mill was water powered with an internal waterwheel which powered two sets of millstones producing oatmeal and grinding farmers grist.

Later the Cross Mill at Stonehouse and Allanton Mill at Shotts were added to the portfolio. The business now operates from a 4-acre site at Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire.

The business transferred to Employee Ownership in 2010 and currently operates with a Company Board of 4 and a Trustees Board of 4 including 2 Employee Trustees and an External Trustee.
The Company maintains a broad portfolio of feeds, fertilisers, and seeds to farm and equine customers throughout the country and has recently expanded its own range of performance feeds.

Although Galloway & MacLeod is 100, through take-overs of older established businesses it can trace continuous trading in agriculture going back to 1870. The Company strapline, 'experience. the difference' alludes to the long heritage, experience and ability to adapt which has sustained the business over three centuries of trading. The duty and commitment of current and former employees has contributed to the success of the business today.

We have established relationships with industry leading businesses.

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