The McDowall family bought Mungoswells in 1920 from Hopetoun Estates and moved from Galloway in 1924. It is an arable farm north of Haddington in the ‘bread-basket’ county of East Lothian. Originally 360 acres the farm has now grown to 550 and has a history of innovation and good crops. In the early 1800s Patrick Shirreff pioneered selection and breeding of both wheat and oat varieties here. Through the late 1920s and
early 30s Major Andrew McDowall, developed the world’s first electric tractor.
Recently they built first a small maltings to convert barley grown at Mungoswells into malt for making beer, whisky and other food ingredients, and now a flour mill to make fully traceable flour for breadmaking and baking, both organic and conventional. All their flour is grown locally, stored, milled and packed on the farm and leaves Mungoswells with less than 5 food miles.