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Famous Original Selkirk Bannock (800g)

(107 Customer Reviews)

Famous Original Selkirk Bannock (800g)

Our world famous Selkirk Bannocks are the benchmark for all others to be judged, and we believe that none come close.

Handmade to a recipe well over 100 years old which involves long dough fermentation to produce flavours that you would not believe possible from a fruit bread.

Using the sweetest sultanas and lashings of creamy butter, only Alex Dalgetty & Sons know how to make a true Selkirk Bannock.

Best served sliced and spread with butter, or even try it toasted for a change. For something extra special why not try making a sumptuous Bread and Butter pudding.



Additional information

Shelf Life

8 weeks


Contains: Gluten, Egg, Milk
Many contain traces of: Peanuts, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Sesame Seeds, Mustard, Soya

(107 Customer Reviews)

107 reviews for Famous Original Selkirk Bannock (800g)

  1. david fairgrieve (verified owner)

    Dear Sir /Madam,
    as a Jethart couple now living in the Highlands it was nice to get a FRESH Selkirk Bannock, it was VERY TASTIE,
    we will buy more, but “£8.00 postage is very expensive, we also buy “Jethart Snails in bulk, for around the same weight it costs £4.00 or there about, therefore a reasonable postage cost and we will be regular customers,
    a successful and healthy 2017 to all your staff,
    the Fairgrieve’s , Tain.

  2. Margaret H (verified owner)

    I am about to order two more, so that should say it all!

  3. Elizabeth Hall (verified owner)

    My family are addicted to your bannocks and they will receive them at Christmas! The parcel came very quickly and beautifully packed so I am most grateful.

  4. Yvette Main (verified owner)

    This was second order with you. Every Bannock was amazing in my first order, but the one we’ve just opened from our second order is a lot dryer even though it is dated November. It’ll be ok toasted, but my husband prefers it just sliced with butter. Fingers crossed that the remaining 3 of the 4 ordered are of your usual high standard.

    Your website says you do not ship to Isle of Man, but both orders I had sent to my mothers address in UK arrived by Royal Mail, who send to Isle of Man at usual UK rates. Would you send future orders direct to me in Isle of Man please?

  5. Stuart Campbell (verified owner)

    A taste of home for my Mother…..she is loving it !! Many Thanks.

  6. John O (verified owner)

    This is indeed a beautiful fruit loaf,so tasty, bursting with fruit. You will have to be very strict with yourself and share it, do not eat it all yourself…. you have been warned

  7. Morag Little (verified owner)

    Packed full of fruit, tasted really nice on the outside but around a 2.5 inch all round diameter in the middle was still very doughie and not cooked. On both of them but it was that nice we just ate the outside. But its the best I’ve ever tasted. Will definitely be buying again soon.

  8. Sylvia Milne (verified owner)

    We’ve been buying Selkirk Bannick for several years and we regularly buy a black bun for New Year. Both are excellent

  9. Paul Owen (verified owner)

    This is the fourth order I have placed, this time with the firm direct. the service was excellent, as were their products

  10. LYNNE CROSSLEY (verified owner)

    We ordered the selkirk bannock,border tart, macaroon & eclefechan, all of which were absolutely delicious & highly recommended. Delivery is really fast & things are well packed. Will be ordering plenty more in future.

  11. fRANCES DAVIES (verified owner)

    Stuck for ideas for a 90 year olds birthday present, I sent him a couple
    of Selkirk bannocks – they were a hit. The first one didn’t last long and
    he was soon starting the second one……………….perhaps I should have
    sent more

  12. Jean Oake (verified owner)

    My husband loves your Selkirk Bannock, and is very happy for me to keep a stock of them for him. He says the taste really good & are full of fruit the only downside is his waistline is increasing!

  13. Robert Hodgson (verified owner)

    Excellent, thank you! I’ll definitely want at least one in my next order!

  14. david hackney (verified owner)

    I have never tasted anything so nice absolutely beautiful so much so I went an placed an order for over 35.00s worth of cake online, fantastic cakes.

  15. David Kell (verified owner)

    I buy it for my wife who states that is the best fruit loaf she has ever eaten .

  16. Simon Blackburn (verified owner)

    Absolutely lovely and incredibly moreish!

  17. Denise Patching (verified owner)

    As delicious as ever. First tried when our daughter was at Uni in Dundee.been a fan ever since

  18. Gill Hicks (verified owner)

    I don’t know how you get the fruit so plump, but it makes a really moist, rich cake/loaf (?). It’s just as well I can’t buy it locally, or I’d have a weight problem.

  19. Claire Sohn (verified owner)

    Selkirk Bannock – the best!

  20. John Thompson (verified owner)

    My Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed your Selkirk Bannock`s and if we could afford it we would place a monthly order!!! Seriously we both enjoyed them and have also enjoyed your Ecclefechan cakes on our many visits to Castle Douglas.

  21. Yvonne Mair (verified owner)

    Excellent product

  22. Kenneth Sinclair (verified owner)

    Enjoyed it very much.We have had them before and will be back for more.

  23. Rosemary Greaves (verified owner)

    Excellent would recommend. Bought for a gift, came reliably.

  24. Marcella FitzGerald (verified owner)

    Delicious, real old school baking with long proving time.

  25. Caitlin Matthews (verified owner)

    Selkirk Bannock from Alex Dalgetty is a great treat for us. The best fruited bannock in the world!

  26. Simon Taylor (verified owner)

    We loved our order from Alex Dalgetty and were impressed with how easy it was to order and how well packed it was. Selkirk Bannock was delicious and the oatcakes we ordered were really good too. Looking forward to the Clootie Dumpling next. Some lovely products and we’ll be ordering again soon.

  27. lawrence storrie (verified owner)


  28. Jessamy H (verified owner)

    Great service – arrived safely and well packaged … simply the best tasty treat!

  29. John A McLean (verified owner)

    It came highly recommended by a very good friend and we were not disappointed. Excellent when a slice is spread with butter!

  30. Morna Williams (verified owner)

    Love these!

  31. James Archibald (verified owner)

    A really delicious treat, right up there with the cherry cake. Makes a great accompaniment to my coffee any time of day:)

  32. Pamela Babington (verified owner)

    I buy this together with the Black Bun for my Scottish Country Dance Group on the Isle of Wight each year on the Friday nearest Burns Night They all love it and look forward to it. Most of them had never had it before but now look forward to it each year. Thank you

  33. Elspeth Brown (verified owner)

    Bought for a seventieth birthday present! A taste of childhood bringing memories of our late Selkirk father’s home town. Just as delicious as ever!

  34. Carole Watts (verified owner)

    Full of fruit and delicious.

  35. saragh mannion (verified owner)

    I purchased two Selkirk bannocks for my Dad because he really enjoys them once in a while. Ordering was very easy, delivery was exceptionally quick & they were packaged very well. I can say with a certainty that my Dad is a happy man !

  36. Ruth Sanderson (verified owner)

    A very tasty bannock especially when it’s toasted. Will definitely order again.

  37. Lisa (verified owner)

    5 Stars. Great. We tried these when we had a holiday in Northumberland and the Scottish Border region. They were superb and we brought some back for family and friends. Everyone loved them. We missed them that much that we ordered by mail order. Product was top notch and it was a very fast delivery. Will definitely order again, that is unless you start selling these beauties in Yorkshire.

  38. Paul Young (verified owner)

    good value ,

  39. Stephen O’Rourke (verified owner)

    Had it as a gift a few weeks ago and liked it so much, I thought I would purchase more. Thanks.

  40. Richard McKeown (verified owner)

    I’m living in a residential home and I shared the bannock with the other residents and staff we all agreed it was superb, even our glaswegian who ishard to please

  41. Mary Constable (verified owner)

    Delicious,but expensive.

  42. Sharon McKenzie (verified owner)

    Delicious and fruity. Great toasted and lightly buttered

  43. Ann Bailey (verified owner)

    Great, they were bought for family members and we’ve finished them.

  44. Ian Mair (verified owner)

    Smashing cake

  45. Pam Collins (verified owner)

    I love Selkirk Bannock toasted & buttered for breakfast – such a treat yum yum

  46. Rupert Gaze (verified owner)

    Great gifts for family around the country.

  47. Simon Whild (verified owner)

    Very good product, but expensive. It also took nearly a week to arrive.

  48. Maggie Smith (verified owner)

    Packed with juicy fruit, this is really delicious. And you can eat it cold with butter or toasted with marmalade. Either way, very enjoyable.

  49. Agnes Burton (verified owner)

    This parcel was an Easter gift fir our family. I understand it was fabulous

  50. DAVID MORTON (verified owner)

    This purchase is not for personal consumption so I can’t judge the flavour. However the recipient says it’s excellent so I give you a top mark. He thinks the same thing about your black bun.

  51. Lorna Wheeler (verified owner)

    “Very tasty ,and very enjoyable “ said my Aberdonian guest! I thought it was wonderful too. Moist, flavoursome and full of delicious fruit. Survived the extended postal delay too without any loss of freshness.

  52. mary gray (verified owner)

    too good i ate most of it with lurpak butter mmmmm

  53. Caitlin Matthews (verified owner)

    We always love your Selkirk bannock! We buy it as a special treat!

  54. Jaroslav Pavel (verified owner)

    I was very pleased to receive the `Selkirk bannock so promptly and soon. The packing was perfect. Thank you for your effort. I am sure I shall contact you in the near future. I do not comment on the bannock themselves. They are delicious as always. Thanks.

  55. Mike Hill (verified owner)

    Have always enjoyed, having bought from your shop many years ago.

  56. Janet Porteous (verified owner)

    Fantastic as always. Ordered 1 for my father in laws 90 th birthday, he was born in Galashiels and loves your Selkirk bannock.

  57. Alastair Orr (verified owner)

    It was for my Scottish parents who used to live around Galashiels many moons ago and they absolutely loved it

  58. Graeme Milne (verified owner)

    A wonderful teatime treat. We enjoy it buttered

  59. Rebecca Clifford (verified owner)

    I have placed orders twice recently, for my Dad’s 80th and now for Fathers Day, on both occasions orders were sent promptly, updates sent and goods outstanding, he has enjoyed reliving his youth through your products, as he is a Galashiels man, thank you.

  60. Ian Watt (verified owner)

    Everything delivered safely all nice and fresh an always rely on you.

  61. Donald Jack (verified owner)

    The bannock was as good as expected.Your service was great and it arrived spot on time. What more could I ask!

  62. Bob Mansell (verified owner)

    Have yet to have eat and enjoy the Selkirk Bannock. Have bought previously when in Melrose. Enjoyed and appreciated by an elderly Scottish friend. A birthday treat for him

  63. Lindsay Wilson (verified owner)

    My dad absolutely loves this. It’s his absolute favourite and we have tried others. The quality is fantastic and the mail order service spot on. Thank you

  64. Alison Kelly (verified owner)

    I bought the 800g Selkirk Bannock for an elderly friend of mine. I can’t comment about the packaging or delivery but it arrived reasonably quickly and was very much enjoyed by the recipient. I know from having it myself that it is delicious and absolutely packed with fruit. The cost by mail order is quite high but I suppose inevitable given the weight of the cake.

  65. Terri Robertson (verified owner)

    Oh. My. Goodness. There is sooooo much fruit and sooo much flavour to this Selkirk Bannock – we LOVE it! It’s richly buttery, richly fruity and gorgeous when toasted (it tastes amazing even as it is). Very much the best! Alex Dalgetty never disappoints us – thank you everyone and Happy Hogmanay and 2022 x

  66. Vernon Heywood (verified owner)

    My yearly treat! It was excellent, tasty and fruity as usual although perhaps a little dry. Now for the Black Bun!

  67. Alex Tosh (verified owner)


  68. Yvonne Baker (verified owner)

    This is without a doubt the best bannock I’ve tasted.
    A “must have” for Christmas foodies.

  69. Andrew Hoskins (verified owner)

    What a gem. Imagine how delighted I was to discover this scrumptious regional delicacy whilst visiting the lands of a branch of my family tree. A beautiful (would you call it enriched?) dough and lots of fruit. It wasn’t many moments before I was making a mental note to remember to order a box for the family’s Christmas stockings down south in Cambridge. They arrived in perfect time and condition, boxed up in sustainable packaging through and through. Highly recommend to all folks AND if you are lucky enough to be visiting Melrose, you will find all sorts of other amazing bakes and cakes at Dalgetty’s to keep you going as you explore the lands of the Border Reivers and beyond. ps Don’t forget to order two for yourself too.

  70. Jenny Burrage (verified owner)

    We love the Selkirk Bannock. It’s so versatile, to serve on it’s own, spread with butter or with cheddar cheese. We have been buying it for years, bringing a couple back to Oxfordshire on our way home from Scotland. Now we can buy it on line. Hurray!

  71. Alex Chisholm (verified owner)

    Excellent from start to finnish

  72. Paul Owen (verified owner)

    Again we found the Bannocks and the service first class

  73. DAVID HEATH (verified owner)

    Delicious treat.

  74. David Foster (verified owner)

    Absolutely delicious and it was delivered quickly.

  75. Scott Robertson (verified owner)

    I’ve been eating Selkirk Bannock since the 1950s. It’s always been great. When we recently went to Crete to visit friends we took a Bannock with us and our friends were asking can they buy this in England. It is very good and always has been.

  76. Norma (verified owner)

    All our family love them, they are excellent, we have been eating them for many years. Just nipped into shop yesterday to get 2 for my brothers birthday , who lives in Devon. I usually order them on line for to be posted, excellent service. Well made & delicious.

  77. John Schofield (verified owner)

    Sorry compared to the shop one , it had far less booze! Bye the way I am tea total. All my friends tried it, but would not pay a fancy price! More like a sorean type loaf

  78. Andrew Skiller (verified owner)

    Full of fruit – lovely when toasted with butter.

  79. Anne Reid (verified owner)

    I covered the Bannock when I replied to your email about black bun – both excellent

  80. Mrs H (verified owner)

    Absolutely delicious. We ordered one for our friends who rave about it. We will definitely be ordering more.

  81. Fiona Greaves (verified owner)

    I have been enjoying a taste from my childhood – delicious Selkirk Bannock. Or, as we used to call them simply “Bannocks”. They were full of plump juicy fruit & we’re just as I remembered. Thank you for a taste of home. I will be ordering again, especially as the order was promptly despatched and very well packaged.

  82. Iain Clark (verified owner)

    Taste’s great toasted with lashing of butter or on it’s own or with jam there’s no bad combination.

  83. David Gibson (verified owner)

    It’s always a pleasure to indulge in a traditional Selkirk bannoch. It never changes…

  84. Joan L. (verified owner)

    Excellant! Still as I remembered it and so fruity. Toasted and just with butter
    very tasty

  85. gillian boulton (verified owner)

    First tasted these when I visited the Highlands. Brought 2 home with me. I took them to work, care home, and shared them with everyone. They loved them. Have not been able to buy them anywhere. Found your on-line shop and ordered last year and then again this time. We have all enjoyed them again. They are really lovely. Just as good as first time I tasted them. Thank you so much. Not tried clooty dumpling yet. Also love your border tart and cherry cake. Very quick delivery too.Thanks again for really good service.

  86. Austin Graeme Farr (verified owner)

    Fruit breads do not come any better than this and if you like bread and butter pudding, using Selkirk Bannock will result in the best you have ever tasted. I have made bread and butter pudding many times and the texture from this is quite superb. Highly recommended.

  87. Sally Gilbert (verified owner)

    Friends have given these to us in the past after holidays in Scotland- so pleased to find that I can get them all through the year by post!

  88. Virginia Garnham (verified owner)

    Enjoyed Selkirk Bannock when we were on holiday in August. Discovered that we could order online and it was promptly delivered.

  89. Saragh Mannion (verified owner)

    I bought this product because my Dad really likes them. He was very impressed by how well it was packaged. I tried some (before he ate it all) & i have to say it was very nice. It was moist but not soggy, a good amount of fruit & very tasty. I will be ordering another one before Christmas for him.

  90. tony pamment (verified owner)


  91. Carol Brown (verified owner)

    My sister and I get this wonderful bread from your supplier in the USA. It is absolutely fantastic. We look forward to it. I would love to be able to go into your shop and get it fresh everyday. You have every right to be proud of this product. It’s loaded with fruit and is wonderfully tender and delicious. Thanks for this superior product.

  92. Lynne Williams (verified owner)

    The Selkirk Bannock was fantastic. Delivery and prompt receipt of order was first class. Thanks
    Lynne WILLIAMS

  93. Ian Gibson (verified owner)

    A really excellent product; exceeds expectations and keeps well, too – even on a small boat !

  94. Helen Walker (verified owner)

    I bought the Bannock,cherry cake and shortbread biscuits for my Dad for Father’s Day.He is 86 and likes a nice something with his coffee,so theses were perfect.He said the Bannock was just delicious ,full of fruit and moist….very pleased as I sent them without ever trying myself! Thank you

  95. Hayley Clack (verified owner)

    Bought for a Mother’s Day treat just as lovely as ever. Thank you sadly my mother has just passed away, so glad to give her that last reminder of a special time and place

  96. Brian Fairbairn (verified owner)

    Arrived quickly; good bannock.

  97. Lindsay Wilson (verified owner)

    Wonderful bread
    Great service and lovely people to talk to you if you have any problems

  98. Mary Pate (verified owner)

    Excellent service from Alex Dalgetty and Royal Mail.
    Selkirk bannock was the perfect gift
    Thank you

  99. Janet Greenwood (verified owner)

    A delicious and always quality maintained product. Well worth the money, and as it is not always possible to shop personally wonderful to be able to shop online.

  100. John Smith (verified owner)

    Well packaged and swift delivery. Every bit as good as remember, but kind of miss the old white and blue wrapper.

  101. Nigel R (verified owner)

    Iv’e lived in England longer than I lived in Galashiels where I was born. But I remember Selkirk Bannock from my childhood in the 50’s. I remarried in 2014 and we ordered miniature versions of the Bannock for our guests as part of the favours for the wedding. The quality was the same as the full size Bannocks as we always had. We still order occasionally and get them sent down here to London. Service is first class and its a great reminder of home for me. Thanks Dalgetty’s, you go from strength to strength.

  102. julie ellsmoor (verified owner)

    Although I live in England I buy from you several times a year as treats for my dad who loves your Selkirk Bannock loaf and Black bun. Your products are exceptional and your service is the best. Thank you for keeping him happy.

  103. JACK CHARLTON (verified owner)

    excellant as always

  104. David Pacey (verified owner)

    I have been buying Selkirk Bannocks made by Alex Dalgetty for a number of years everytime we visit Scotland. As they are not available locally, we have to order them direct and have done so a few times. They always arrive well packaged in pristine condition and are every bit as good as I remember them.
    Fantastic goods and fantastic service as always.

  105. Fiona Cartmell (verified owner)

    My dad, originally a Soutar, is now in a care home. I ordered the bannock for him as a taste of his youth that he would remember and enjoy. It was excellent and he was delighted.
    from Fiona Cartmell

  106. Carole Sturgiss (verified owner)

    Really rich and fruity – much better than any other fruit loaf I’ve ever tasted.

  107. Margaret Moran (verified owner)

    A treat for a friend who loves them sliced with lots of butter

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