Education & Training

Murton Centre For Rural Skills

Education Programme

We work with secondary schools in Angus and Dundee to provide SQA qualifications in land-based skills to pupils aged 14 and over who would most benefit from vocational training.

Pupils come to Murton to learn such diverse skills as estate maintenance, animal husbandry, soft landscaping and incubation and hatchery – together with personal development and employability skills.

School Leavers

Where young people have left school with no positive destination we work with Skills Development Scotland and 16+ Learning Choices to provide a work experience element of the young person’s Activity Agreement

Outdoor Tots

Every Thursday we run Murton Farm Outdoor Tots group. We are encouraging tots and their guardians to play outdoors and enjoy nature regardless of the weather or time of year.

Young Children

Our nature reserve is an ideal place for younger children to learn all about nature and the environment. We are always pleased to host pre-arranged visits from groups of primary schools and nursery pupils.

Supporting the Curriculum

Murton Trust is happy to support all ages during their time at school. Our site can cater for a range of activities to support the curriculum and bring learning to life.

Team Building & Experience Days

These days are designed to raise awareness of the realities of working in land based industries and the related basic employability skills. They also challenge students in a number of ways including assessing and managing risk, reflecting on individual strengths and weaknesses, experiencing personal achievement and building resilience and confidence.

Team building and experience days can be tailored to your group’s age, and areas of interest. Contact for more information.


Over the years many young people have come to Murton and given their time to help. We help young people achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award or work towards the nationally recognised Saltire Awards.  They can gain certificates to match the number of hours they volunteer with us.
If you are aged between 14 and 19 and interested in volunteering with us, please do get in touch.

Contact Us for More Information

If you would like to find out more about possible work placements or volunteering opportunities, if you would like to arrange a visit for a group from your primary school or nursery, or for general enquiries regarding the work of the trust, the farm or the nature reserve please contact our office on 01307 819491.

For general enquiries regarding the work of the trust, the farm or the nature reserve please contact our office on – 01307 819491.  If there is no answer please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

For enquiries regarding our Tea Room please phone direct on 01307 466041.

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Address – Murton Trust, Murton Steading, Arbroath Road, Forfar, DD8 2RZ

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