Dunecht Estate open day

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Lambing is in full swing at Dunecht Estate at Skene which will be hosting a major open day on Sunday, June 12, to promote farming and the countryside to the general public.

“Countryside Live - A Family Day Out at Dunecht” is being organised by the Royal Northern Agricultural Society, with support from Aberdeenshire Council’s EU-funded Leader programme, and will be part of the nation-wide Open Farm Sunday programme open days on farms throughout the country on the same day promoted by Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF).

All proceeds, after expenses, will be donated to two cancer charities, Monty’s Maggie Appeal and CLAN Cancer Care. Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal, supported by Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, Colin Montgomerie, in memory of his late mother, has been launched to raise funds for a Maggie’s Care Centre in Aberdeen.

Frolicking lambs and calves, born at Dunecht over the past few weeks, will be a major attraction in a day-long programme which will include a tour of the estate by coach and tractor trailer rides to view the livestock and arable crops, as well as farming, forestry, wildlife, conservation and countryside sports, including game management, stalking and fishing.

“Visitors will have an opportunity of seeing for themselves what farmers do to produce quality, farm assured food and everything we do to protect the environment and maintain an attractive and living countryside,” said farms director, Jim Arbuckle.

The event is from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Further information: secretary@rnas.info