Newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter for the latest news and updates from Murton. It’s full of dates for your diary, what’s going in the oven in the tearoom and the latest work that is going on around the reserve and farm. There will even a little update on our much loved animals.

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.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

We know that you will have been monitoring the news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are too, and want to reassure our customers that we hope to keep Murton open through this time of real uncertainty.

Our nature reserve remains the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy nature, our farm is a wonderful place to enjoy with your family and our tearoom provides delicious home-baking and light lunches.

We would like Murton to continue to be a site that is safe to be enjoyed by all our community. If you are unwell or are showing signs of the virus – please stay home. Follow government guidelines as they are announced to keep yourself and Murton safe, we will certainly be doing the same.

We hope to see you all at Murton very soon.

Alison and all the team at Murton.

Additional date added due to popular demand!

Festive Willow Workshop at Murton!

Learn the techniques to make a willow tree, a fun addition to the Christmas table, and willow stars and deer to decorate your home.

There will also be the opportunity to learn which materials can be harvested from local hedgerows to add a splash of colour and texture in this all-festive themed workshop!

Limited spaces. Booking essential.

Email wovenwillow@gmail.com or direct message Rachel on Facebook to book.

Angus Rural Roadshow at Murton

We are delighted that Business Gateway Tayside, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce and Angus Council chose our tearoom as one of their host venues as part of their Angus Rural Roadshow!  Come along to get business support, advice and information. It also an opportunity to network and find out about other local businesses, events and training.

Drop in on to our Tearoom Wednesday 13 November – 10.00am to 4.30pm 

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.

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.

Tesco Forfar Donation!

A massive thanks to the staff at Tesco Forfar branch for their kind donation of buckets, spades and sandpit toys. Our outdoor tots group and farm visitors will have hours of fun playing with these in our 2 giant sandpits!