H M Sheridan began trading in April 1963 with the store a converted garage and the shop a mobile van. Within a few years Michael Sheridan purchased his first shop in the village of Ballater and then in 1979 he purchased the present shop, which has been a butchers for over 120 years and is still going strong.
In 2006 Michael passed away and bequeathed the business to two of his employees, Barry Florence and John Sinclair. They also continue to provide a superb service to customers in the shop and hotel customers within Aberdeenshire.
H M Sheridan were first granted the Royal Warrants of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay in 1987.
At H M Sheridan beef is purchased from local farms and matured for twenty one days, giving it superb flavour.
Lamb is local black face, heather fed for a unique, rich taste.
Pork is sourced from Aberdeenshire and reared outdoors, thus giving a fuller flavour.
Venison is purchased from local estate. As it is wild there is a very distinctive flavour – venison is also a very healthy lean meat.