The White Heather Tea Room was opened on January 6, 2000 by Agnes Campbell, a native of Scotland. Her imprint remains on the White Heather from its name to her granny’s Scottish shortbread recipe.
What’s A Muckle Anyway?
This is probably one of the questions we are asked the most.
When Aggie Campbell was deciding on a name for the largest afternoon tea to be offered at the White Heather, she remembered a bedtime story told to her by her father about David and Goliath.
This was the Scottish version written by Frank Bryson, a well-known storyteller from Kilwinning in the West of Scotland.
It went something like this…“And wee Dovit packed his wee satchel with tatti scones and a flask of tea. And he went doon to the wee brook to get five round chucky stones and off he went to fight the “Big Muckle Giant” that stood 20 feet tall in his stocking holes.”
Hence the reason for the “Big Muckle Giant Tea”!
Did you know?
White Heather is a good luck symbol in Scotland, this being partly the reason for the tearoom’s name.