On Tuesday evening I travelled up to Garliestan in South West Scotland, this is where Emma Pigg our farm secretary lives with her partner James. On arrival I was met with a cool beer and my tea on the table.
Emma and James had organised for me to meet up with a few farmers from the area, so after tea we walked down to the local pub on the harbour side. The locals were really friendly and great crack. A couple of the farmers offered to show us round their farms the next day.
The following day we visited the two farms which were similar sizes but had very different systems. One of them had recently installed a Rotary Parlour with a purpose built shed. This was fantastic to see and really interesting. The photo shows Emma getting well prepared for the tour of the farm.
We had a great couple of days meeting the locals who really made us welcome and we already have meetings set up for next month.