ROBERT BURNS FARM
4* COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
BEEF & SHEEP OPERATIONS
For our next Autumn Gathering we have chosen
Dumfries and Galloway, home to Scotland’s most
southerly point, The Mull of Galloway.
This tour will include a welcome and farewell dinner
with wine and a mix of farm and touristic visits
including Galloway cattle, sheep, a tea garden, a
dairy farm producing ice cream, a gin distillery tour,
an award winning smoke-house processing smoked
foods and the family farm built by Robert Burns in
1788. Here we will explore the farm and enjoy a Burns
Supper themed dinner at Ellisland Farm.
Visits are still being nalised however, we are oering
a perfect short break for you to meet with ‘old and
new’ friends, enjoy excellent farming, touristic
highlights and the varied countryside.
8 - 12 OCT 2019
Despite Shetland’s remoteness from the
mainland of Scotland, the islands have a
vibrant economy which is led by the seafood
industry. Closely followed by the oil industry
and agriculture coming in third with livestock
the most signicant sector. Excellent grazing
provide for sheep, beef and dairy operations.
Our tour includes technical visits to a range of beef,
dairy and sheep farms, the livestock mart, Lerwick
Fish Market, the Shetland wool industry and the
Shetland pony that continues to thrive.
In addition, we shall trace the history of farming
through crofting and take in the sea bird population
at the RSPB Reserve at Sumburgh Head.
Flights are not included and are subject to availability so
early booking is advised to avoid disappointment
LERWICK FISH MARKET
6 - 10 OCT 2019