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Our Promise

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
WINSTON CHURCHILL

The Mackenzie family operates a commercial farming business where yields are integral to the financial viability of each enterprise. But environmental sustainability and ensuring a clean and thriving landscape for future generations is equally as important. Coupled with Robert’s desire to give something back to the communities that inspired him in Africa it could be said that the ethos at ‘Cullisse’ is synonymous with that of an old Maori proverb – “care for the land, care for the people, go forward”.

“We promise to be creative in all that we do”. Whether it is our unique packaging or innovative new product lines, CULLISSE offers customers a quality Highland product with a taste of life at Cullisse and a flavour of the family’s adventures around the world.

“We promise to care for the land, the environment and the people who have inspired us”. The Mackenzie family is committed to caring for the soil that produces their crops and the environment that the farm is part of. The rapeseed is planted using a minimum tillage technique, which minimises soil manipulation, and all the rapeseed grown at Cullisse is neonicotinoid free. Each year local beekeepers place their hives near to rapeseed fields at Cullisse, aiding the pollination of the crops and getting the honeybees busy and active early in the season.

Robert is committed to supporting the inspirational work of Farm Africa, a different kind of charity working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. For too long, Africa has struggled with the problems of hunger and poverty.  Again and again, images of famine have challenged the world to end this human tragedy – but still it happens.  Today, with climate change to deal with too, the need is more urgent than ever.

Farm Africa has been working at grass roots level in eastern Africa for over 25 years and in 2013 worked with 1 million people for the first time.  They are technical experts and focus on the interlinked challenges of improving the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers whilst promoting ‘climate smart’ approaches that ensure farmers can also manage their natural resources sustainably.

20p from every litre sold of Cullisse Highland Rapeseed Oil is donated to Farm Africa. Robert is grateful for all the support given by his customers, family and friends and invites you to learn more about Farm Africa at www.farmafrica.org.uk

“We promise to be as sustainable as we possibly can be”. Sustainability is an ideal towards which the Mackenzie family strives and against which they measure their plans and their actions. Ways in which sustainable practices are exercised at Cullisse include the re-using of cardboard to make box dividers and the feeding of the bi-product from the cold pressing process to the cattle as part of their protein supplement. The ultimate aim at Cullisse is to achieve zero waste from the cold pressing and packaging processes.