About Us

Rowan Glen

Our Story

Rowan Glen is a yogurt producer located on the edge of the Galloway Forest in South-West Scotland. Our site in Palnure, Dumfries & Galloway has been producing yogurt for over 30 years, making it one of the longest established yogurt manufacturing sites in Scotland.

Rowan Glen Factory

Scottish Yogurts Made from the Freshest Scottish Milk

At Rowan Glen, we prioritise quality and sustainability in every spoonful of yogurt we make. That’s why our milk comes from the farm right next door. Our close-knit relationship with local farms in Scotland’s premier milk producing area ensures that only the freshest, highest-quality milk finds its way into our products.

The Authentic Taste of Scottish yogurt

Rowan Glen yogurts are perfect for any meal or snack throughout the day. Whether it’s a quick breakfast on the go, a nutritious addition to your lunchbox or a satisfying snack between meals. With a wide range of flavours and varieties, from creamy classics to fruit-filled delights, Rowan Glen yogurts satisfy the whole family. We use our own blend of bio cultures designed to give Rowan Glen it’s mild and creamy taste.

Rowan Glen Toffee Yogurt Pot surrounded by toffee / Scottish tablet (with Product of Scotland emblem.

Our History

Our factory in Palnure is one of the longest established yogurt manufacturing sites in Scotland having been in operation since 1993. We take great pride in our history and always strive to be the best in all we do, building on a legacy of natural dairy goodness.

  • 1993
    Koepon Dairy Products Ltd, a company of Dutch origin, set up Palnure Factory near Newton Stewart.
  • 2002
    Rowan Glen acquired by Dale Farm Group – One of the most expansive dairy companies in the United Kingdom.
  • 2014
    Rowan Glen redesign rolled out – Using tartan to underscore the brand’s Scottish flavour and heritage.
  • 2019
    Rowan Glen launches a fresh new look lifting the lid on new logo, clean aesthetic and enhanced products.
  • 2022
    Dale Farm announced a review of its operations in Sept – Leading to Palnure factory ceasing operations in October.
  • 2023
    Production restarts following purchase by Factory Manager, Alan Baxter, with support from SOSE.
  • Looking Forward
    Alan Baxter, joined by our Sales and Marketing Director, Richard Allison, is leading with a commitment to quality and sustainability. Together, they’re crafting a journey towards a sustainable future that spans generations. Aspiring to see Rowan Glen proudly seated among the Top 15 Scottish food brands.

For those familiar with Scottish folklore, the significance of the the Rowan Glen name and the Rowan Tree will resonate. Revered for its ability to ward off evil spirits, the Rowan Tree has long been celebrated for its protective qualities. In times past, its branches adorned the entrances of dairies, symbolising not only abundance and quality in milk but also safeguarding the Dairymaids from harm.

Sustainability

Dairy Cows Grazing

Quality Assured from Farm to Spoon

From indulgent Luxury Rich and Creamy to our Low Fat Bio Yogurts bursting with natural goodness. Our ingredients come from trusted, long-established suppliers. By prioritising local suppliers, we minimise food miles and reduce our environmental footprint. Moreover, we work closely with our partners to uphold ethical and sustainable practices, ensuring the welfare of animals and the environment.

Sustainability and Community Collaboration

Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond reducing our environmental impact; it’s about creating a lasting legacy that benefits both people and the planet. We are consistently exploring initiatives like energy-efficient production methods, reducing waste and conserving resources. We’re also dedicated to our supporting our local community were possible through collaboration with education and local clubs and events.

Rowan Glen Factory Newton Stewart
Production Workers at Rowan Glen Yogurt Factory in Newton Stuart

Irresistible Yogurt with Unwavering Quality

Quality assurance is at the heart of everything we do at Rowan Glen. From rigorous testing protocols to strict adherence to food safety standards, we take every precaution to ensure that our products meet the highest quality standards. Our experienced team have decades of experience not only in food production but at Rowan Glen and are dedicated to maintaining product quality and consistency.

Accreditations & Awards

BRCGS Food Safety Certified
Living Wage
Living Hours Employer
Scotland Food and Drink Member
Rowan Glen Gold Award Royal Highland Show Dairy Championships 2024