News from the farm

Seasonal news and updates from our historic working farm at the National Museum of Rural Life – there's always something happening!

Seasonal news and updates from our historic working farm at the National Museum of Rural Life – there's always something happening!

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New arrivals

New calves have been arriving on the Wester Kittochside Farm. Here is one of our first Ayrshire calves born in January 2020.

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Christmas Fair on the farm

We celebrated the festive season with cute animals, gift stalls, traditional crafts and games, a spot of pantomime and of course a visit from Santa!

Photos on Flickr
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Meet Loachan

At the end of November 2019, we had a surprise arrival on the Wester Kittochside farm. One of our Highland cows – Ceo V had a calf. He is a cross between a Highland and Aberdeen Angus and has been named Loachan.

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Silage harvest

2019 saw a good silage harvest, with a yield that will sustain our livestock throughout the year and especially throughout the winter months.

Country Fair

Animal antics, an animal circus, country crafts and rural games took place at the Country Fair on Sunday 2 June 2019. See more of the action over on the Country Fair Flickr album.

Heavy Horse Show

Competing Clydesdales, Highlands and Shetlands took to the show-ring in July. Visitors were amazed by stunt riding, children tried out the Hobby Horse Arena and alpacas, ponies and therapy pets greeted everyone.

 

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Header image: Ayrshire cattle posing for the camera for #MuseumSelfie day on 15 January 2020.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all of our museums are now closed to the public until further notice. 
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