Farms welcome visitors on Open Farm Sunday

Family holding Open Farm Sunday banner
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Twenty farms across Scotland will be opening their gates as part of Open Farm Sunday 2016.

This year's Open Farm Sunday takes place on 5 June. The annual celebration managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) sees farms across the UK welcome visitors to their farms.

Each event is unique with its own activities - based around the farm’s own individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor and trailer rides, pond dipping, activities for children, a mini farmers market or picnics.

Caroline and Ross Millar will be opening the doors of their family farm at North Balluderon, two miles north of Dundee, to allow people to experience farm life and inform the public about where their food and drink comes from.

Visitors will be able to enjoy self-guided tours, shearing demonstrations, a machinery display and a children's educational and activity area.

Quality Meat Scotland has produced a video of the Millar family getting ready to welcome hundreds of visitors on their farm. You can watch the video on the Go Rural website or below.

Some other Scottish farms taking part include Craigies, Muddy Boots, Ardardan, The Store, Cairnton and Peel Farm.

Visit the Open Farm Sunday website for more information and to find information on all events taking place.


Photo courtesy of Quality Meat Scotland.