News at Murton

Santa at Murton - 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th December
2017-11-13 16:23
Santa Grotto 2017-page-001 Book now to visit Santa at Murton this Christmas. £6.50 per child. Price includes your own allocated time slot with Santa, a present and child entry to our farm. Booking is essential. Call the office on 01307 819491 or email
Job Opportunity - Development Worker
2017-11-17 11:10
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. Full LEADER
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 by Friday 8th September. For more information please contact 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!IMG_2571
Murton Memo - Issue 13
2017-05-08 10:58
Please find the latest edition of the Murton Memo 13 here:Murton Memo 13
Co-op Local Community Fund
2017-04-10 14:15
We are delighted to be part of the Co-op Local Community Fund over the next 6 months. 1% of what you spend on Co-op own brand products and services in your local store goes to the Fund. Support us by visiting and selecting our organisation. Thank you! .#Thecoopway co-op-logo
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. peter pig large
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.
Spoon Carving Course
2017-04-03 09:33

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
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 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
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
Day Passes Current Price New Price
Adult £3.00 £3.50
Child*/Concession £1.50 £2.00
Season Passes – unlimited entry for 3 months
Adult £15.00 £17.50
Child*/Concession £7.50 £10.00
Family of 3 £30.00 £37.50
Family of 4 £40.00 £47.50
Family of 5 £50.00 £57.50
Annual Passes – unlimited entry for 12 months
Adult £30.00 £35.00
Child*/Concession £15.00 £20.00
Family of 3 £60.00 £75.00
Family of 4 £80.00 £95.00
Family of 5 £100.00 £115.00
Bag of Grain £0.80 £1.00
*Child Under 3 free Under 1 free

Flooding - What a difference a year makes!
2017-02-14 12:41

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.

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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. Picture1    
Murton Memo - Issue 12
2017-01-05 13:35
Please find the latest edition of the Murton Memo 12 here Murton Memo 12