Having been brought up as a gamekeeper’s son, Douglas is well acquainted with the sporting life and is a keen angler. Therefore his knowledge and expertise in the use of walking sticks is considerable.
Douglas lives in the picturesque village of Strathtay near to Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tay in Perthshire. He learned the art of Stick dressing and stickmaking a number of years ago in the Lammermuir hills. At that time it was a relaxing hobby and entering local stick shows added that little bit of competition needed to keep your standard high.
He has now, after much pushing by friends and customers been persuaded that his sticks and crooks are of such a high standard that they are good enough to support a successful business.
"What can I say. My husband is over the moon with his stick, especially the acorn and the engraving. It is overall an amazing piece of craftmanship and we appreciate very much what you have made for us.It arrived before midday.
Thank you once again. I’m glad we found you on the web" - Sylvia Eckley
"The stick arrived today thank you its perfect. The shank is just right and it looks beautiful with the seamless joint to the shank from the head and the head is so smooth and well carved. Thanks for it i'm so happy with it and can't wait to get out on the hill with it" - George
"Stick arrived safely today and we are delighted with it. Can’t wait to give it to Mairi on Graduation Day." - Janet