Whitmuir to become Scotland's first community-owned farm

21 March 2013

This week Whitmuir, a Soil Association licensee and working organic farm, shop and restaurant launch their innovative community share programme at a prestigious event hosted by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment, Richard Lochhead.

In order to become the first community-owned farm in Scotland, Whitmuir Farm, which is situated 16 miles south of Edinburgh, have established a community share system, the Whitmuir Community Farm Community Benefit Society. Involving a range of share-holders community, this group will purchase the land from the current owners, undertake the day to day farming practices and develop the farm as an education centre for sustainable food and farming.
Soil Association Scotland welcomes this move from one of Scotland’s most innovative farms. We wish the project all the success in their mission to transform land ownership structures, and look forward to supporting them to encourage more people to experience and enjoy this lively and educational environment.
Find out more about Whitmuir’s exciting development plans and buy your share here.

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