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.’
Joined by their son James, Ballantynes have become the UK’s premier figurine manufacturer. We are privileged to have our work presented to the elite military and service personnel around the world. We’ve expanded into new areas like crystal and glass engraving. We’ve taken advantage of evolving technologies and generate our own power by solar.
But while a lot has changed, the heart of our vision – and how we deliver on it – has remained the same.
Ballantynes is 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 genuinely brightens rooms, occasions, and lives.