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Bill Scott was born and brought up on the Clermiston Mains estate in Edinburgh the 1950s, which was also the home of the Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Ewing. His parents and grandparents worked for Andrew Ewing's Buttercup Dairy Company - a once famous chain of Scottish grocery shops, recognisable by its wonderful tiled décor.

During his childhood, Bill was regaled with tales of Mr Ewing and the Buttercup and can still vividly recall his trips to the company's head office in a Buttercup van, as well as his regular encounters with 'the boss', who would always give him half a crown whenever their paths crossed on the estate. Bill also remembers the amazing generosity of Andrew Ewing who, because of his Christian principles, w
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“The origins of great companies inevitably start with the ideas and enterprise of great men.”
Bill Scott, The Buttercup: The Remarkable Story of Andrew Ewing and the Buttercup Dairy Company

“The story of Andrew Ewing is partly one of rags to riches – but there is more to it than that, since his business success was combined with a generosity of spirit that led him to give away a fortune in pursuit of his ultimate ambition to die a poor man.”
Bill Scott, The Buttercup: The Remarkable Story of Andrew Ewing and the Buttercup Dairy Company

“To us children he (Mr Ewing) was our very own ‘Mr Chips’ and invariably we would each receive half a crown whenever we encountered him on his afternoon walk. If we were particularly lucky, he would send us to the ‘Big House’ for ice-cream – a rare treat in the early 1950s”
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“The sparkle and morning-freshness of the shop, and the butter-conjuring girl, formed a mind-picture which accompanied the whole of my youth.(about the Buttercup Dairy)”
Muriel Spark, Curriculum Vitae: Autobiography

“The origins of great companies inevitably start with the ideas and enterprise of great men.”
Bill Scott, The Buttercup: The Remarkable Story of Andrew Ewing and the Buttercup Dairy Company

“One morning, very early, when the sun was up,I rose and found the shiny dew on every buttercup”
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“The story of Andrew Ewing is partly one of rags to riches – but there is more to it than that, since his business success was combined with a generosity of spirit that led him to give away a fortune in pursuit of his ultimate ambition to die a poor man.”
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