Kitchen Coos and Ewes
A farm experience in Southwest Scotland, showcasing a style of farming that’s perfectly suited to Scotland’s southern uplands.
Kitchen Coos & Ewes is run by Neale and Janet McQuistin, of Airyolland Farm.
Over the past decade they’ve changed the way they farm in response to changes in farming policy and also growing environmental concerns. In short, they’ve moved to a less intensive and more sustainable farming system; a style of farming that’s perfectly suited to Scotland’s southern uplands.
Highland cattle now graze the hills, and the grazing action of this beautiful native breed of cattle has many benefits, including supporting wildlife on the farm. They also stock one of the UK’s newest breeds of sheep, Beltex, which make very efficient use of the grass that grows in the in-bye fields. That mix of ancient and modern breeds ensures all parts of the farm are being used to best effect.
The farm is situated in the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere which has been recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. The UNESCO Biosphere designation is in recognition of the fantastic array of landscapes, wildlife, cultural heritage and learning opportunities that southwest Scotland offers for communities, businesses and visitors to experience in a sustainable way.
They are proud to be part of this amazing initiative and are committed to working with others towards achieving the shared aims and ambitions for this fantastic part of the world. The farm, the livestock and the environmental measures they carry out are all a very good fit with the overall aims of the Biosphere.
Providing tourism experiences is something that’s quite new, but it’s an important part of supporting the local community. Encouraging tourism to this rural corner of Scotland is one of the aims of the New Luce Community Trust, and they are pleased to play a role in putting this wee community on Scotland’s tourism map.
|Location||High Airyolland, New Luce, Newton Stewart, DG8 0AY|
|Nearest Town||Newton Stewart|
|Parking||Free on-site Parking|
|Phone||+44 1581 600223|
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