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#TwosCompany #ThreesACrowd #Tamworth piglets jostling for position to drink from a water through on the Wester Kittochside Farm, National Museum of Rural Life, East KIlbride http://www.nms.ac.uk/rural

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Sheep shearing shenanigans

Springtime on the farm

Two new arrivals last month saw a heifer calf named Carrie’s Triclo born on 6 May and a bull calf named Thor on the 19 May.

Our Highland calves can now be seen at grass in the fields, our Tamworth pigs are now enjoying their new paddock and we hatched chicks at Easter time and hope to hatch more in the summer. Pop up to the farm to see the lambs in the fields, the small byre and the pig pen during museum opening hours.

  • Airgead II and Ceo V our Highland calves are now out in the field © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Airgead II and Ceo V our Highland calves are now out in the field  © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Our heifer calf named Carrie’s Triclo born on 6 May 2017 on the Wester Kittochside Farm.

    Our heifer calf named Carrie’s Triclo born on 6 May 2017 on the Wester Kittochside Farm.
  • We incubated eggs and hatched them recently and expect more chicks in the summer © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    We incubated eggs and hatched them recently and expect more chicks in the summer © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Meet our new lambs on the farm and in the fields this spring at Wester Kittochside.

    Meet our new lambs on the farm and in the fields this spring at Wester Kittochside.
  • Our Tamworth pigs are now enjoying their new paddock and shelter.

    Our Tamworth pigs are now enjoying their new paddock and shelter.
  • One of our 2017 calf arrivals, Mandy at the Wester Kittochside Farm.

    One of our 2017 calf arrivals, Mandy at the Wester Kittochside Farm.
  • Catch a glimpse of the new Tamworth arrivals this spring up at the farm.

    Catch a glimpse of the new Tamworth arrivals this spring up at the farm.
  • Our Scots Dumpy hens are now out and about up at the farm.

    Our Scots Dumpy hens are now out and about up at the farm.
  • Meet the Ayshire herd at Wester Kittochside Farm, National Museum of Rural Life © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Meet the Ayshire herd at Wester Kittochside Farm, National Museum of Rural Life © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Early spring is emerging on the Wester Kittochside Farm.

    Early spring is emerging on the Wester Kittochside Farm.

Highland calves

We had a very special delivery just in time for Christmas; a pair of eight-month old Highland calves called Airgead II and Ceo V.  As is the tradition with the Highland breed, the have each been given the Gaelic name of their dam (mother), which preserves the identity of the female line.

The calves came from Woodneuk Fold at Barrhead, and have a strong pedigree bloodline; their grandsire was male champion at the Royal Highland show in 2009.  Visit the calves, alongside our prize-winning Ayrshire cows, Aberdeen Angus cattle, Tamworth pigs, sheep, hens and Clydesdale horses. 

Above: Airgead II and Ceo V in their new home, with Ritchie Young, Farm Manager at the National Museum of Rural Life.

Familiar farm faces

Say hello to Maggie McDougall, our Stockperson, and Ritchie Young, our Farm Manager,  when you see them at the farm.

They have a wealth of farming knowledge which they are keen to share with you during your visit.

Our small experienced team look after all the livestock on the working farm and manage our land around the farmhouse, steading and beyond.

Header image: New Tamworth arrivals at National Museum of Rural Life, spring 2017.

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Admission

Adult: £7
Concessions: £6
Child: £4 (under 5 free)
Family £19 (2 adults and 2 children)
National Museums Scotland Members: Free
National Trust Scotland Members and National Art Pass holders: Free except for some events.

How to find us

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National Museum of Rural Life
Wester Kittochside
Philipshill Road,
East Kilbride,
G76 9HR