Over 3000 visitors flock to Moray farm open day

Farm open day pulled in over 3000 visitors

THOUSANDS OF ENTHUSIASTIC visitors flocked to a Moray farm at the weekend for a fundraising event that was a magnet for families from throughout the region.

An estimated 3000 people attended the Pitgaveny Farm open day where they were treated to demonstrations and displays from local crafts to tractor driving.

Alpacas where a major draw to the event as part of the livestock on show with sheepdog and sheep shearing displays also drawing large crowds.

A partner at the Pitgaveny Farm, Rebecca Russell, said: “It was a very good day with a really nice atmosphere and seemed to be busy throughout, we estimated that more than 3000 attended which was fantastic. It helped that we got lucky with the weather as that can make all the difference for an outdoor event of this nature.”

When the event was held last in 2013 it raised over £9000 for local causes – anything raised from the weekend open day has been promised to the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution, which supports under-privileged people working on land-based jobs in Scotland.

Also hoping to benefit will be the Royal Northern Countryside Initiative, aimed at supporting north-east children and teachers in understanding farming.