Visitor Farm, Tearoom, Nature Reserve and Educational Centre. Forfar, North East Scotland.
News at Murton
Murton Tots Group - Job Opportunity 2017-08-28 10:42
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to take on the role of our Tots Group Coordinator. Our Tots Group runs every Thursday during school term times. Two sessions each week 10 - 12 and 1 - 3. The group is there to offer a relaxed, informal and supportive environment for adults and children to enjoy quality time outdoors. We are looking for the coordinator to be the driving force behind this group. The individual must be confident at leading and have excellent communication skills. There is an element of flexibility in working hours and the position may suit an individual with children at school.
Please submit a covering letter and C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8th September.
For more information please contact email@example.com or phone the office on 01307 819491.
Forfar Open Garden Scheme - Job Opportunity 2017-08-17 15:28
A local organisation based in Forfar is looking for a Community Gardener and Co-ordinator. This position is full time on a one year contract with a possible extension. This is an excellent opening for someone with a strong interest in gardening to manage and develop a recently established community garden.
For more information please see the Job Description.
Please note this is note a position at Murton Trust. Forfar Open Garden Scheme is a registered charity in Forfar. They oversee the running of their garden for the benefit of the public, community and health groups.
Thrums Vet Group Donation 2017-08-04 15:28
We were delighted to receive £200 from Thrums Vet Group. They raised a massive £800 for local charities at their recent charity dog walk. A huge thank you to everyone that supported the event!
Thanks to all today's visitors! 2017-04-06 14:42
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.
Now Open 7 Days 2017-04-03 09:33
We are now open 7 days - 10am to 4pm.
Make the most of the great weather and head out to see us. Visit our farm or take a gentle stroll round the beautiful nature reserve and of course be sure to pop into the tea room when you are here.
One 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2017-02-16 13:23
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitor Farm Price Increase 2017-02-14 12:43
As of the 1st April 2017 we will be increasing prices on our visitor farm. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our site very soon. This is perfect opportunity to remind you of our great value Season Passes.
Full list of current and new prices from 1st April 2017
At the end of January 2016 we were still recovering from the worst flooding that has ever hit our site. Last week we walked round our site and took matching photographs. The difference highlights how much water was on our site! We are very grateful for a considerably drier winter this year.
Murton A.G.M. 2017-01-05 15:35
We are holding our AGM on Thursday 19th January at 9.30am, meeting at Murton Steading. The first Trustee's meeting of 2017 will follow.
Otters at Murton 2016-12-22 15:05
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.Thank you to the Forfar Dispatch for running an article. Click here to visit their website.