Visit Wester Kittochside to see the daily happenings on our 1950s working farm.

The farm at Wester Kittochside has seasonal agricultural demonstrations with the animals and crops. You might also see the friendly faces of Maggie McDougall, our Stockperson and Ritchie Young, our Farm Manager. Our small experienced team look after all the livestock and manage our land around the farmhouse, steading and beyond. They have a wealth of farming knowledge which they are keen to share, so do say hello if you see them. 

Another local to look out for at the farm, is our friendly resident farm cat Sooty

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New arrivals on the farm

We regularly welcome new animals at the farm, find out more about some of our freshest faces below. 

  • Our freshest calf on the farm is called Shortstuff and was born on 29 July 2017. 

  • This summer our Tamworth sisters, Thelma and Louise, delivered new piglets. An adventurous new group of four, that grow bigger and bigger by the day.  

  • In May we welcomed a heifer calf called Carrie’s Triclo.

  • We had a very special delivery last year: a pair of eight-month old Highland calves called Airgead II and Ceo V.  As is the tradition with the Highland breed, they each have been given the Gaelic name of their dam (mother), which preserves the identity of the female line.

Royal Highland Show 2017

Our Ayrshire cattle did us proud at the Royal Highland Show. In the Ayrshire cattle classes, we achieved a number of successes:

  • Class, Heifer born on or after 1st October 2015: 2nd place with Kittochside Tulips Prodigy and 4th place with Kittochside Candys Rose.
  • Class, Cow in calf to be shown milked out: 5th place with Kittochsides Louises Sundance.

Sheep shenanigans

You might see Maggie McDougall, our Stockperson working with our sheep if you visit the farm this summer. 

Playful Pigs

Our pigs are now enjoying their new paddock and the summer sunshine at the farm. 

Hen watching

Our Scots Dumpy hens are now out and about up at the farm.

Header image: Success at the Royal Highland Show 2017 for our Ayrshire cattle.

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Go Wild in February

Holiday fun for active adventurers this February at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.

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Farm Information


Adult: £7
Concessions: £6
Child: £4 (under 5 free)
Family £19 (2 adults and 2 children)
National Museums Scotland Members: Free
National Trust Scotland Members and National Art Pass holders: Free except for some events.

How to find us

Find out how to National Museum of Rural Life here.

National Museum of Rural Life
Wester Kittochside
Philipshill Road,
East Kilbride,
G76 9HR

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