Education & Training

Murton Trust provides vocational training in land-based work to secondary 10955709_10205051514200118_2571576656851640170_nschool pupils and school leavers. We also welcome pre-arranged visits from groups of children from primary schools and nursery groups.Secondary Schools

We work with the five secondary schools in Angus to provide SQA qualifications in land-based skills to pupils aged 14-16 years who would most benefit from vocational training.

Currently some 70 pupils come to Murton to learn such diverse skills as estate maintenance, animal husbandry, soft landscaping and incubation and hatchery – together with personal development skills.

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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.

Younger 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.


Over the years many young people have come to Murton, as part of the volunteering section of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Some young people taking part in a Princes Trust community programme were involved in the construction of our sand martin wall.

All of our volunteer works towards the nationally recognised Saltire Awards and gain certificates to match the number of hours they volunteer with us.

To find out more about volunteering opportunities at Murton, please call us on 01307 819491.

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If you would like to find out more about possible work placements or volunteering opportunities – or if you would like to arrange a visit for a group from your primary school or nursery, please call us on 01307 819491.