A Lasting Presence In Sculpture And Engraving
A trusted family business since 1991
About Ballantynes of Walkerburn
After leaving the Parachute Regiment in 1990, Neil Ballantyne and his wife Michelle moved to the Scottish Borders and founded Ballantynes of Walkerburn with a simple-yet-powerful vision:
‘To capture the spirit of positive endeavour, believing that our work will uplift and brighten our customers’ lives.’
Since then, we’ve become the UK’s major figurine manufacturer. We’ve expanded into new areas like crystal and glass engraving. We’ve taken advantage of evolving technologies, becoming energy efficient through solar energy.
But while a lot has changed, the heart of our vision – and how we deliver on it – has remained the same.
A family business focused on quality
Ballantynes remains a family business committed to products that are good enough to commemorate a lifetime of service – cherished items, not disposable gifts.
When you choose Ballantynes, you get handmade, high quality works from a small, experienced team of craftspeople.
It’s a range that is second to none – and work that truly brightens rooms, occasions, and lives.
We’re uncompromising on quality and demand the best in every detail, retaining our manufacturing in-house to ensure our standards are met every time.
We value craftsmanship as much as our customers do, supporting our staff with a living wage, job security, and a positive environment.
We don’t just take pride in our work, but go further to show our pride in the community, charities, and services and forces personnel around us.
When Henry Ballantyne founded the village of Walkerburn in the 19th Century, he did so partly to serve the needs of the workers in his tweed mill. Today, we reflect this long heritage of respect for the people that make our business possible.
The Ballantynes team is made up of around 15 people, including several that have worked with us for over 20 years. They bring their creativity, talent and diligence to every item that leaves our factory – and we believe their hard work shows in every detail.