Job Opportunity – Development Worker

We are delighted to be able to advertise a new position at Murton Trust. As part of a new project part funded by Angus LEADER we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to take on the role of a part time Development Worker. The position is 18.5 hours per week, 2 year fixed term and based in our office. Closing date is 24th November, please send a C.V. with covering letter to

For more information please see the Job Description – Development Worker or contact the office on 01307 819491.


Thanks to all today’s visitors!

A huge thank you to all our visitors at  Murton today. It has been one of our busiest days since we opened five years ago. We are delighted so many of you chose to enjoy the sunshine with us and look forward to many more glorious days throughout the summer. peter pig large

Spoon Carving Course

17078219_10210973449524800_1126846624_nOne Day Introduction to Spoon Carving – 18th & 19th March

10am to 3pm –  Special introductory price of £25 including lunch

On the one day course we will cover timber selection, cleaving, using an axe, spoon design, using a knife safely and efficiently as well as using a curved spoon knife. No experience required but a willingness to learn and keen to work ALL day on the project.

At the end of the day you can expect to have made a simple spoon of your own to take home, and to have mastered the basic skills sufficiently to practice on your own.

All tools and materials are included. Work likely to be outdoors under canopy or in workshop, warm clothing essential. Spaces are limited to 6 per day,  booking is essential. Contact for more details and to book.

6 free places available to young people aged 14-19, filled on a first come basis.

Permanent and Seasonal Tearoom Staff Required

Permanent Staff – You must be able to cook and manage a busy lunch time service, bake cakes, work under pressure and be adaptable. Suitable candidates must have previous hospitality experience, food hygiene certificate and confidence in ordering tearoom supplies and supervising staff. You must be willing and able to work varied hours over seven days. Please send a C.V. and covering email to

Seasonal Staff – We are looking for a member of staff to join our tearoom team from March to October this year. You must be able to manage a busy lunch time service, work under pressure and be adaptable. Previous hospitality experience and food hygiene certificate is an advantage. You must be willing and able to work varied hours over seven days. Please send a C.V. and covering email to

Otters at Murton

We are pleased to announce that we have otters at Murton. In the year we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the opening of our reserve we are delighted otters have moved onto our site. Ten years ago the land was still recovering from over a decade of sand and gravel extraction and we have worked hard to create habitats and enhance our site to allow nature to thrive. The presence of otters on our land is a wonderful example of the successful restoration of our site.

We have been monitoring the otter activity for the last three months and are hopeful that they have now established their territory and will thrive here. Can we please take this opportunity to remind you to remain on our path network at all times when visiting the reserve. Do let us know if you are lucky enough to catch sight of one of our otters when here.otter stillThank you to the Forfar Dispatch for running an article. Click here to visit their website.