Ayrshire LEADER funded project finalist in Morrisons' British Farming Awards

Image Copyright Craighead Country Nursery
Hannah Downey

Craighead Country Nursery, an Ayrshire LEADER funded project, has been nominated in the 'Diversification Innovator of the Year' category as a finalist in this year's Morrisons' British Farming Awards.

The nursery is owned by the Goldie family and managed by Elspeth Goldie, on a working sheep and beef farm near Mauchline in Ayrshire. The nursery offers a unique rural and outdoor experience for young children, with a 'home away from home' feeling that particularly caters for children from a rural background.

The nursery opened in July 2016 as a farm diversification project to supplement the farm business income. Since opening the nursery has grown from 3 to 85 children enrolled and currently employs 15 members of staff. 

Children who attend the nursery can expect a hands on experience witnessing life on a working farm, and are also provided with a variety of meals and snacks sourced from local farms and business.

​You can find out more about the nursery on their website here, and you can also see them on the finalists page for the Farming awards here.