Caithness Potatoes Limited Logo

New Varieties

Smillie Seed Production


The Smillie family have been specialising in seed growing for over 50 years. The potato growing business was started by James and Enid Smillie. The business is now run by their son Gordon, who oversees in excess of 300 ha seed production and markets the seed potatoes from over 600 ha in total. Gordon is also the Chief Executive of Caithness Potatoes Ltd.

Andrew Lorimer is responsible for the farming side of the business, J & E Smillie (Growers) Ltd, with the support of Robert Aitken who manages the Perthshire crops from the Ruthvenfield store and Charlie Watters who manages the crops in Angus from the Letham Grange store.

A small group of specialist seed growers in Perth and Angus, combined with the Montrose Potato Growers Cooperative, also produce seed for Gordon which he markets through his trading company  J.& E. Smillie (Montrose) Ltd.



Bute   Bute has been selected for its strengths in the white pre-pack market. It produces high yields of bold, uniform bright tubers.
Divaa   Divaa is a very versatile early variety giving good yields of very bright tubers with very white skin and flesh. It is bred from Innovator and is very similar in performance except for its amazing skin brightness.


Breeding Production Business Distributors
  Contact us | Terms and Conditions | Site Map | Disclaimer | Home   © Caithness Potatoes 2011 All Rights Reserved
Design & Development by: Whattheysee