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!

Tearoom Assisstant Position

Murton is delighted to provide yet another opportunity together with Community Jobs Scotland.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Tearoom staff. Working as part of the dedicated team, you will be providing customers with an experience that leaves them wanting to visit again.

For full details of this  fantastic opportunity, please follow the link below.

https://scvo.org.uk/jobs/community-jobs-scotland/vacancies/p19v/a1X0N00000BZuZZUA1/tearoom-assisstant

 

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.

Kids Fest 2019 Thanks!

We are delighted to announce that we raised £1626.48 at Kids Fest 2019. This has been split equally between Tay FM Cash for Kids SC041421 and Murton Trust for Education and the Environment SC031554.

Massive thanks to everyone who came out and supported this event. The to all the local businesses who pledged their time and resources to entertain all our visitors on the day. Thanks to

  • Gill author of  Leo and the Lightning Dragons for running magical storytelling and craft sessions.
  • Angus Cycle Hub  for lending us their super smoothie bike and running their crazy bike sessions.
  • Briana from Tinytalk Angus and the Mearns for running baby and toddler sign language taster sessions.
  • Louisa from The Creation Station Forfar  who brought along play-dough and lots of fun arts and craft materials for the children to get creative,
  • Adam from Mini Professors Science Classes Dundee who did lots of fascinating science experiments.
  • Tay FM Cash for Kids Fundraising team for assisting in planning the event and running the tombola on the day.
  • Murton volunteers and trustees for assisting in planning the event, looking after the welcome desk, running the scavenger hunt and providing resources.
  • The Angus Firefighters Scottish Fire and Rescue Service 
  • Louise and family from Newton Farm Holidays for bringing along their super cute and cuddly Alpacas.
  • DD8 for entertaining all the visitors with lovely live music!
  • The team at Hooray Soft Play for bringing their soft play equipment for the kids to play on!
  • Sarah from Ragged House for running mini rag working sessions where children could make rag flowers and key rings.
  • The team at Big Fish Little Fish for providing music for people to dance to and enjoy on the day!

Be sure to join us on next year on Sunday 10th May for Kids Fest 2020!

 

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 murtontrust@murtontrust.org.uk 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”.

KIDS FEST

Kids Fest weekend is here!

Sunday 12th May 10am – 4pm.

Join us for a fun filled family day with storytelling Leo and the Lightning Dragons facepainting Castle Horror, smoothie making & crazy bikes Angus Cycle Hub , craft activities The Creation Station Forfar , mini science experiments Mini Professors Science Classes Dundee, scavenger hunt, find the golden duck, messy play with Mucky Ducklings messy play , meet the Newton Farm Alpacas Newton Farm Holidays , meet the Angus Firefighters Scottish Fire and Rescue Service 🚒, live music from DD8 Music ,softplay Hooray Soft Play Angus And Dundee, baby sign language sessions by TinyTalk Angus and The Mearns , art session with Jennifer Cameron from The Art Hub Friockheim & lots more!

This event is a joint fundraiser for Murton Trust for Education and the Environment and Tay Fm Cash for Kids

Our tearoom is ready for the summer!

We are delighted to announce our newly extended and refurbished tearoom is now open. We also have exciting new additions to our menu for you to enjoy in our bigger, brighter tearoom. Along with the farm, it is now open 7 days a week over the summer. We hope to see you soon!