In September 2017 VisitScotland and an American film company called 'Fifty Films' spent the morning at Swanston Farm, filming their young millenials saying hello to our Highland Cattle, as part of their trip around Scotland. The 'Swanston Hairies' were all lying down having a relaxing morning, showing their best sides! [...]
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In January 2018 our 3 new females arrived and at 20 months old they still have quite a bit of growing to do! They will remain on the lowlands of our farm until they have put some weight on, have settled in to their new surroundings and have got to [...]
In October 2017 the Rat Race Ultra Tour of Edinburgh took place. A gruelling 55km route starting off on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile and following a fantastic scenic tour, taking runners through the historical streets and over the rugged hills of Scotland's outstanding Capital City. Competitors endured some of their [...]
Each Autumn we drive all of our Highland cattle down from our hill land on the Pentland Hills in a big round-up. This is done as part of our health-checks that we carry out on our cattle and to gauge the readiness of selected stock for assessment of condition. As our [...]
We are absolutely delighted that Swanston Farm was shortlisted as a finalist for the Agriculture category for the Scottish Rural Awards 2018! The Scottish Rural Awards, partnered by Scottish Field Magazine and the Scottish Countryside Alliance, are the benchmark of excellence in rural Scotland and celebrates the triumphs of businesses, [...]
FIRST DISC GOLF COURSE IN EDINBURGH! One of the world's fastest-growing sports, Disc Golf (combining the games of 'Frisbee®' and 'Golf') arrived at Swanston Farm in April 2017. Our course, named 'Crooked Pine DGC' is located within a mature woodland in the northern area of the farm, with ample free parking [...]
On Saturday 18th March 2017, Swanston Brasserie was privileged to host a wine-tasting dinner, with guest speaker, Presenter and Broadcaster, Billy Kay. A highly entertaining speaker and one of Scotland's most prominent Social Historians, Billy Kay led our guests through a medley of outstanding wines, port and whisky, transfixing his audience [...]
The 2017 Lambing Season has now finished here at Swanston Farm and this means the end of many sleepless nights and hard work whilst all of our Ewes finished lambing. Our flock of ewes all produced healthy twins and we even have one set of triplets! We were very lucky this [...]
Swanston Farm is planning a new mountain bike & adventure centre on the former Lothianburn Golf Course. Following the closure of Lothianburn Golf Club in December 2013, the site reverted to farming by Swanston Farm, who have owned the land since the 1970’s. The site is perfect for easily accessible [...]