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!

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 murtontrust@murtontrust.org.uk and contact us for more information.

Community Led Tourism – Romania Learning Trip

Do you have an interest in tourism? Would you like to take part in a learning visit to Romania in March 2019?
The learning visits will be offered to individuals in the local community in Angus who are involved directly or indirectly in tourism. Participants can include individuals from businesses, community leaders or volunteers.

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.  This project aims to build the capacity of three areas in each country; Angus (SC), Meetjesland (BE) and Bazinul Dornelor (RO) 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.

Click here for more detailed information. 

Thank You for all your Support

As we are reaching the milestone of 5000 likes on Facebook we would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that supports our charity.

Support comes in many forms such as making a donation, visiting the tearoom, playing on the farm, shopping on AmazonSmile, attending our events, volunteering with us, donating resources, sponsoring or adopting our animals, hiring our venues, collaborative work, purchasing our handmade wooden goods or even celebrating with a party at Murton.

Did you know you can also become a Friend of Murton

To celebrate we will be opening the farm for free, one day in November. This will be announced when we reach our milestone.

PLAYTIME in the Tipi

Murton and Party Wishes are delighted to be working together to bring you PLAYTIME in the Tipi. These sessions are centred around music, imaginative play and games, and are designed for you to join your little people and step into their world while they explore their imagination through play. Most suited to children aged 3 – 8.
Each sessions costs £3 per child. Booking is essential and can be done by contacting the Murton office on murtontrust@murtontrust.org.uk, 01307 819491 or on messenger.
Please note our tipi is located on our nature reserve. Entry to the farm on the same day is offered free of charge to children that have attended this session.