About Us

The shop in King Street was founded by master saddler James Kirk over 100 years ago. For the first 50 years saddlery was the main trade for the family business which was carried on by the founder's sons Alex and James when their father died.

Alex's son Billy joined when he left school in the 1950's and learned part of the saddlery trade but the shop had to move with the times and diversified to concentrate on shoes and outdoor clothing.

James Kirk & Sons believe the reason the business has survived over 100 years is the fact that it has changed with the times and kept up to date without forsaking traditional values.