James Kidd

Having moved to Hightae in Dumfries and Galloway three years ago from Highland Perthshire our family have thrived in our wee part of the world.  Inspired by COVID-19 and the desire to live a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle we embarked as a family on trying to remove un-necessary plastic from our lives while minimising our contribution to the global warming situation we find ourselves in.  Using a soap kit that was purchased as a Christmas gift in 2012 and with lots of time on our hands home-schooling our little ones, we all found a love of creating and using our own botanical produce.

One thing led to another and we are now creating artisan soaps, candles, shampoo bars and solid dish soaps and selling these through local markets, shops and our website, where we also blog about life at Beechview and share tips and tricks that we discover as we go.  We are very much at the beginning of this journey and look forward to sharing this venture with all who are interested.  Having had all our soaps and shampoo bars tested and certificated we found ourselves selling firstly to family and friends and then more widely across the UK.

We work from our home and garage in Hightae and are committed to buying as locally as possible, whilst using only vegan-friendly, plant based and cruelty-free ingredients.

More info can be found on the social media platforms using the links below.