– ABOUT US –
A Successful Family Business with over 70 years’ experience
While our roots are firmly established here in Fife, our work extends all over Scotland. Our trusted reputation and quality craftsmanship has not only kept us at the heart of local business, but is the reason why we continue to be the Blacksmiths of choice for industry leading luxury brands such as Mozolowski & Murray and leading new home builders, Campion Homes. Our passion to deliver an unrivalled product and first class customer service is central to everything we do and is what drives us to be best in the business, for decades to come.
– THE FAMILY HISTORY –
Where it all began…
The family business was started in 1945 by Robert Millar in a small blacksmith workshop in Dunshalt, Fife, where he employed another journey man and an apprentice. In those days, it was common place to run many different trades from one small workshop, such as shoeing horses and gate making to erecting sheds and repairing implements. It was not unusual to see 20 Clydesdales queuing up on the street to be shod when the weather prevented farmers from working the land. As the firm grew busier, we built larger premises just along the road and as we began to win prizes at the Royal Highland show and the agricultural shows for workmanship, things began to change.
The Second Generation
His son David (Senior) started his apprenticeship in 1954 and like his father, soon became a natural. While hard gritty work, David got stuck in and was soon crafting things for the National Trust for Scotland’s Castles. But as time moved on, David secured contracts from house builders and focused on making gates and railings. The business continued to thrive and through hard work and innovation, RM Blacksmiths was building an unrivalled reputation.
RM Blacksmiths Today
David (Junior) started his apprenticeship in 1992 and like the two generations before him, he quickly became a highly skilled blacksmith with the drive and determination to take his business to the next level. With increasing market competition and a changing industry, David expanded his products and services to stay ahead of the game, resulting in major housing contracts, as well as luxury national brands choosing RM Blacksmiths as partners in delivering an integrated business solution, for an array of clients, all over Scotland. With a ‘nothings a problem’ approach and passion for producing the best results, David’s business continues to thrive.
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