The Society is pleased to be able to offer a private visit to Eaglescairnie Mains farm, courtesy of Mr and Mrs Williams.
Date: 26th August 2023 2.30pm
The 140 Ha farm was launched as Lothians’ Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group Demonstration Farm in 1992, with the aim of uniting wildlife and landscape conservation with profitable agriculture.
The visit, subject to reasonable weather, will involve a tour of some 1,500 metres on grass and hard tracks. Michael Williams will explain and discuss how this family farm has tried to make a living, fitting in a highly technical job of producing food in a thriving and diverse landscape though “sympathetic” farming. Arguably a contentious subject !
The event will finish with refreshments with ample time to explore this subject more through questions and discussion.
The farm is located ( from Gifford ) north off the B6355, just before Bolton Muir Wood. NT5168, EH41 4HN.
There will be plenty of parking in the farmyard.