Nature Reserve News Visitor Information

January Opening Update

Our nature reserve and paths will be available for public recreation between 9am and 2pm each day, in line with current COVID regulations for people living in Angus. Our car park will close at 2pm each day.

Unfortunately our visitor farm and tearoom remain closed to the public at the moment. Please provide space and physically distance when passing other walkers and remember only 2 people from up to 2 households can meet at the moment. Children under 12 don’t count towards this limit.

Our bird hides will remain closed until further notice, but all areas of our nature reserve can be seen from our path network and viewing areas.

Please note that we have no toilets or hand wash facilities available at the moment.

We will still be here when restrictions lift. If there is somewhere closer to home in Angus that you can visit, why not try there instead?

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Murton Closure

In line with Government guidelines we have decided to close Murton with immediate effect. Please note that this closure covers our entire site and applies to our tearoom, farm, nature reserve, tots group, volunteering, placements and all group visits. Our website will be kept up to date with any changes – please do keep checking in.

We know that Murton is used by many in our community as more than just a tearoom or leisure site and that our nature reserve and services will be missed by many at a time they are needed more than ever. We will work hard to re-open and offer services in a safe way, when we possibly can. Each area of our work will be reviewed separately and may open or start again at different times. We will aim to communicate clearly and openly throughout the coming weeks.

We will of course welcome your emails and social media messages during this time, however our phone line will not be monitored until further notice.

As a charity, this has been a very difficult decision to make, but made easier knowing that we have always been so wonderfully supported by of our community. We do hope you all keep safe and well and that we are able to all come together again at Murton very soon.

From all the team at Murton, Alison, Rob, Al, Peter, Irene, Louise, Shaun, Linda, Jill, Sheila, Eilidh, Danny, Kyle, Molly, Eve, Grace, Anna, Maisie and all our volunteers.


Flourishing Destinations – Community Led Tourism

A short video detailing the LEADER Cooperation project between Angus in Scotland, Meetjesland in Belgium and Bazinul Dornelor in Romania. In each area we hope to develop a flourishing visitor economy that benefits the whole community.

Murton is delighted to be a delivery partner in Angus for this project.

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Learning Trip to Belgium 2020

Do you have an interest in tourism? Would you like to take part in a learning visit to Belgium in April 2020?

This learning visit will be offered to individuals in the local community of Angus, who are involved directly or indirectly in tourism. Participants can include individuals from businesses, community leaders or volunteers. The learning visit is funded as part of a wider AngusLEADER funded project.

Our overall project works across three areas of Angus Scotland, Meetjesland Belgium and Bazinul Dornelor Romania. We hope to develop a flourishing visitor economy that benefits the whole community. Across the whole project we will be researching and driving community-led tourism using three main themes of welcoming visitors, promoting local food & drink and traditional rural skills.

Murton Trust is a partner, with Angus Tourism Cooperative, Flourish9 and Angus Council and is currently taking part in a Transnational Cooperation Project with Belgium and Romania.

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Winter Hours

We are now operating our Winter Hours. We are open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. Our Farm and Tearoom are closed every Monday and Tuesday. The Nature Reserve remains open, with the car park open 9am to 4.30pm

Festive Break
We will close at 4pm on 22nd December and re-open at 10am on 8th January.

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Temporary Closure

– Farm and Tearoom temporary closure. Nature Reserve open –

Due to a burst water main we will be partially closed until approx 11.30am today Friday 2nd August.

Our tearoom can serve ice lollies, cold drinks and cakes as takeaway only, unfortunately we can not open the farm due to no hand washing facilities.
The nature reserve is looking beautiful and remains open and is free to walk round. We will re-open as soon as the repair has been made.


Hospitality Staff

We are excited to announce we are recruiting staff to join the team at Murton.

Hospitality Manager
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and motivated individual, who will be ensuring that our tearoom and hospitality is managed efficiently and effectively at all times. You must deliver first class customer service at all times, with the purposes and objectives of the Trust a key focus of their work. 

Be a passionate leader with the ability to motivate and support the team. You will work with an ambition and a commercial focus, striving for improvement and identifying areas for growth.
Job Description -Hospitality Manager
Closing Date 31st May 2019.

Hospitality Assistant
We are looking for an experienced individual to join our team, based in the tearoom. Must be able to manage a busy lunch time service, work under pressure and be adaptable. Suitable candidates must have previous hospitality experience and a food hygiene certificate. You must be willing to work varied hours over seven days.
Job Description – Hospitality Assistant

Please send a C.V. and covering letter to and contact us for more information.


Happy Birthday 90th Michael Hill

Happy 90th Birthday Michael Hill. Michael along with his late wife Caroline was a founding Trustee of Murton Trust.

Murton Trust was established in 2001 at the conclusion of 12 years of sand and gravel quarrying. After the completion of sand and gravel extraction Michael and Caroline worked with Aggregate Industries to ensure the land was given the best opportunity to evolve into a reserve where nature not merely survives, but thrives.

Michael Hill, a former director of Don and Low, is this week celebrating his 90th birthday and the family will be celebrating with the planting of two trees on the nature reserve.

“My father has always been a passionate and dedicated environmentalist”, says his daughter, Emma Caderni “I can think of no better 90th birthday gift for him than to see how far this beautiful place that he and my mother created has come”. “It is now a thriving community with a dedicated staff and volunteers who feel as passionately about the place as he and my mother did”. “My brother, sisters and I are so proud of our parents and the mark they have left on this beautiful corner of the world”.


Tearoom Staff

We are looking for a variety of staff to join our tearoom team.

Tearoom Weekend Staff
Must be 16 and over. Able to work most weekends and extra hours over school holidays. Basic duties include dish washing, clearing tables, serving drinks, working with the public and taking orders.

Tearoom Front of House
We are looking for an experienced individual to work front of house. Must be able to manage a busy lunch time service, work under pressure and be adaptable. Suitable candidates must have previous hospitality experience and a food hygiene certificate. You must be willing to work varied hours over seven days.

Tearoom Cook
Preparing, cooking and serving meals in a busy tearoom kitchen. Cooking breakfasts, lunches and traditional afternoon teas. Individual will be responsible for maintaining a clean and tidy kitchen. Must be organised and be able to use own initiative. Preparing foods ready for the following day as well as keeping ahead with stock control. Work within a team and assist with duties such as taking orders from customers, serving food and drinks, and when quiet assist with washing and drying up.  Individual must be able to work weekends, bank holidays and school holidays as these are our busiest times.

Please send a C.V. and covering letter to and contact us for more information.


Murton Trust Annual General Meeting

Murton Trust will hold their Annual General Meeting on the 21st of January. It will be held in the classroom at the Steading at 9.30am.