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Scotch Black Bun (Medium)

(67 Customer Reviews)

Scotch Black Bun (Medium)

Traditionally a Hogmany staple, along with a wee dram of Scotch!

However, by popular demand we now make Scotch Black Bun throughout the year as popularity continues to grow.

It’s the long fermentation process which allows the sultanas and currants to impart a flavour completely unique to Black Bun. Topped and tailed with pastry ensures that the moisture of the fruit bun is retained for a truly unique eating experience.



Additional information


Approx. 400g

Shelf Life

3 months


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

(67 Customer Reviews)

67 reviews for Scotch Black Bun (Medium)

  1. Charlotte Craig (verified owner)

    Delicious Black Bun

  2. Carol Poole (verified owner)

    Can’t review as a Christmas present but do know from previous order as a present it Was throughly enjoyed

  3. Jennifer Sunderland (verified owner)

    Ordered this for myself and relatives, all of us Scots, two living south of the border, for Christmas and it was delicious. The ordering system was easy although I had rung Dalgettys to check out the delivery and spoke to a very helpful and friendly gentleman. Thank you, I’ll be back next year, if not before.

  4. Ellen Simpson (verified owner)

    I started to order direct from you for Selkirk Bannocks as could not find supplier in this area. Was informed that Dobbies in Perth stocked them but it is not the same bannock. Keep up the good baking.

  5. fRANCES DAVIES (verified owner)

    Lovely flavour and texture

  6. Yvonne Mair (verified owner)

    Always excellent

  7. Josephine Provan (verified owner)

    . I had purchased several items from the shop when I was visiting my sister ,as she stays in Galashiels, and when I saw I could also get them on line I was delighted . Perfection

  8. ronald mcneill (verified owner)

    just a it should be

  9. Angela Alvey (verified owner)

    This was a present for a relative, who said it was the best he had tasted. Also, it’s now very difficult to find anyone who sells this, so thank-you.

  10. Clive GITSHAM (verified owner)

    An excellent product with a great taste and great value for money

  11. David Kell (verified owner)

    Yet again great service from Dalgety’s with a great product.

  12. Simon Townsend (verified owner)

    Superb taste. Brought back fond memories of the Scotland I left twenty years ago.

  13. Michele Hughes (verified owner)

    It had been quite a few years since I had tasted black bun. I was not disappointed. It was as moist and rich as I remembered. Still my favourite .

  14. Mandy judge (verified owner)

    Hi my partner loves black bun. He tryed it for the first time at Christmas. Great service and delivery thank you very much

  15. William Rollo (verified owner)

    Bought for a belated Burns night and offered to our guests south of the border who had never before tasted Black Bun before – baked to perfection with the right moisture content and the pastry had a subtle hint of salt – it was a roaring success

  16. Lynda Jordan (verified owner)

    My husband raves about your black bun. He says it’s the best he’s ever tasted

  17. Peter Hynd (verified owner)

    Really Nice

  18. David Blackwell (verified owner)

    Accustomed to buying it. Sourcing it out of Scotland is the problem. Love it.

  19. Lindsay Adair (verified owner)

    Delicious as usual

  20. Sarah (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved it

  21. Meg MacLean (verified owner)

    Bought for my English son in law and he says it is the best fruit cake type he has ever tasted

  22. Wendy Mitchell (verified owner)

    Black Bun had always been one of my favourite Christmas treats which I order from you every year.

  23. Christine Erwin (verified owner)

    The black bun is excellent as usual. Sadly, it was only delivered today and not in time for Hogmannay – if the postal disruption is to continue, perhaps you should review which company you use for deliveries.

  24. patricia mounter (verified owner)

    Your Scotch Black Bun definitely deserves five stars as do all your other cakes, for quality and special flavours.
    I would also like to add that you are a really great company to deal with. Many thanks.
    Mrs P Mounter.

  25. John Dyson (verified owner)

    Even baked and uniform. Cuts well.It is neat and precise in its presentation. Creates a good impression.

  26. William Donald (verified owner)

    Excellent products

  27. Elizabeth Hendry (verified owner)


  28. Dorothy Fraser (verified owner)

    Black bun was absolutely delicious. I was so happy I found them here. They were really well packaged and arrived in perfect condition. Very happy!

  29. John Boyes (verified owner)

    Wouldn’t be New Year without Alex Dalgetty’s Black Bun!

  30. john spence (verified owner)

    After an anxious wait with Royal Mail on strike received my goods well packaged and a taste to die for well done Dalgety’s for an excellent product, looking forward to more

  31. Charles Batty (verified owner)

    Tasty and firm as I would expect

  32. Anne Cole (verified owner)

    Excellent black bun. I am giving as Christmas presents.

  33. Jacquelyne Anne Hume (verified owner)

    Even though the post delayed the arrival of the package and we had to wait in anticipation longer than we would have hoped, it was well worth the wait. This is still the best Black Bun you can buy any where.

  34. Irena Atkins (verified owner)

    As always the product was excellent and very enjoyable

  35. Alison Medway (verified owner)

    What a gorgeously tasty Black Bun. It’s just like the ones my great aunt used to bake and send down to us from Kirkcaldy every New Year. I ordered one for a friend who’d never heard of them let alone tasted one. She’s now a convert.

  36. Ruth Sanderson (verified owner)

    Another tasty product by Alex Dalgetty. I prefer this to a traditional Christmas cake and a bit different too being surrounded with pastry.

  37. Alex Tosh (verified owner)

    Very tasty.

  38. Robbie Craig (verified owner)

    Excellent as always

  39. Stephen Sargent (verified owner)

    Sadly, Storm Arwen kept us away from Galashiels this year during our stay near Berwick so had them posted instead. Arrived with the usual efficiency and delicious as ever. Many thanks Steve and Jane Norwich

  40. Doris Bell (verified owner)

    So delicious, it went very quickly! It was the second I had ordered and, like the first, it disappeared. Thank you.

  41. Catherine Christie (verified owner)

    Can’t review as given as Christmas present to friends in Manchester!! Have tasted your black bun many years ago and was excellent then, so unless you have changed the recipe, am sure it will be ok.!

  42. Andrew Hoskins (verified owner)

    This is just the best. A fruity, moist centre with beautiful spicing and a layer of the splendid enriched dough reserved for the top and bottom. Another great British classical from the brilliant Dalgetty bakery. Ithe gu leòr!

  43. Jane G (verified owner)

    Thank you

  44. David Watt (verified owner)

    Most enjoyable

  45. Alistair W (verified owner)

    As a Scot living in England – i decided this year to return our household to be the same as my grans on new years eve. on the table there would always be a black bun, a cherry cake and some shortbread. the products were ordered on line, came quickly and were moist, fresh and very , very good. highly recommended

  46. David Clayton (verified owner)

    Superb – could not have been better

  47. Joan L. (verified owner)

    Cannot review yet bought for Xmas to let the family taste it.

  48. Kenneth (verified owner)

    Wonderful service and excellent Scotch Black Bun

  49. Judith Young (verified owner)

    Delicious.memories included in every bite

  50. Helen Leitch (verified owner)

    Black bun and macaroon tart lovely, just as I remember.

  51. Carole Sturgiss (verified owner)

    Lovely as always. A real treat.

  52. Christine Lancefield (verified owner)

    The best I have ever eaten. Please keep making it all year round !!! Highly recommended.

  53. julie ellsmoor (verified owner)

    As always the Black Bun and Selkirk Bannock were delicious. I buy them regularly for my dad and he loves them. Thank you for your continuing excellence.

  54. james bunt (verified owner)

    A beautiful Black Bun I’d forgotten what they tasted like, being diabetic I should not go anywhere near one,but it did bring back the memories.Thank you.

  55. Maureen-Ann Simms (verified owner)

    I love to order from you, I always receive my order in excellent time and it is always excellent value and tastes delicious. from a devoted fan who is
    Scottish living down south.
    yours faithfully
    Mrs Maureen-Ann Simms[Mclean]

  56. Robert Douglas (verified owner)

    Pleased to say the product arrived in time and safely
    It was unexpected but delighted to have received it
    Verdict: “Delicious”. Thank you very much

  57. Elizabeth Wainwright (verified owner)

    Really good Black Bun, moist and fruity.

  58. Jean Russell (verified owner)

    The scotch black bun was delicious thank you

  59. John Walker (verified owner)

    The subject goods were excellent. Will probably buy some more next year!

  60. Vernon Heywood (verified owner)

    I was delighted by the quality of this back bun. Although not quite as good as the home made version it brought back fond memories of my childhood.

  61. George Chryssides (verified owner)

    I always like using Dalgletty’s. There’s no minimum purchase, unlike some other suppliers of Scottish fare, and the order arrives by return, and very well packaged. The black bun was especially good – lovely and moist. Many thanks! We’ll certainly order again.

  62. BRENDA WARNER (verified owner)

    the person receiving the black bun was very pleased and enjoyed eating it during her New Year celebrations. Glad in arrived in time.

  63. john wright (verified owner)

    I have purchased your black bun some 4 times now and I find it very tasty and very fairly priced.
    Being Scottish myself you would think it to be a treat for new year time mainly,but not so. I could eat it anytime. Regards John W.

  64. Linda W (verified owner)

    Lovely moist black bun with crisp pastry case. Many years since I have tasted black bun

  65. David Coles (verified owner)

    I bought it for a friend that didn’t know black bun was still being made. He moved down from Scotland nearly 40 years ago. I had a slice before I gave it to him and really enjoyed it. He has tried it and says that it brings back memories of Hogmanay in Scotland.

  66. Kathleen Bodrell (verified owner)

    Packaging and deliverary was very good and speedy Thank you

  67. Angus Cameron (verified owner)

    The Black Bun was excellent however more than doubling the price when delivery cost was added spoiled it for me. If I could buy it in a shop I would buy it again but not via your online shop.

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