Scotland Case Studies
Ross Mitchell, Castleton Farm, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Ross Mitchell runs Castleton Farm near Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire, with his parents and wife Anna. Castleton Farm is a 710 acre family run business devoted to fruit production growing strawberries, raspberries, cherries and blueberries, supplying leading supermarket chains such as Tesco and Marks & Spencer. There is also a thriving Farm Shop and Café selling home grown fruit and locally sourced produce. Ross tells us about why he got involved with Open Farm Sunday for the first time last year and shares some of his personal top tips for a successful event…
Carolyne and Somerset Charrington, Treshnish Farm, Isle of Mull
The Charrington family have been farming at Treshnish since 1994, and in this time they have seen the bio-diversity and wildlife improve dramatically. The farm has a flock of about 650 sheep made up of Blackface hill ewes, in-bye Cheviot and Zwartble cross ewes. Cows from another farm graze here in the summer so we can continue to manage the habitats properly.
Jane and Adam Mason, Lyne Mhor Croft, near Gorthleck
Lyne Mhor Croft near Gorthleck, 22 miles north of Inverness is run by Jane Mason and her husband, Adam, with their focus on producing and promoting “farm to fork” produce from their rare breed animals. First opening their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday in 2016, the small croft stretches no further than three and a half acres and Jane tells us why no farm is too big, or, in this case too small to open their gates and host the event.
Video: Caroline Millar, North Balluderon, Dundee, Scotland
Caroline Millar gives an overview of her Open Farm Sunday event at North Balluderon in this video case study.
Video: Naomi Bremner, Schoolhouse Farm, Orkney, Scotland
Naomi Bremner gives an overview of the Open Farm Sunday event at Schoolhouse Farm in this video case study.
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