Peter and Rowan Marshall

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Peter and Rowan Marshall

Muirton Farm was established in 1930 when Harold Marshall purchased a small holding, intending to farm raspberries. The third generation now carries on the family business from the beautiful town of Alyth, located between Dundee and Perth, growing potatoes, raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, blueberries, wheat, barley and oil seed rape.

Father and son, Peter and Rowan, are committed to enhancing their surrounding environment and take a lot of care in ensuring that natural habitats are conserved. Recently they constructed three large ponds for local wildlife and over 60 species of birds are typically spotted on the farm each year. The ponds are also enjoyed by local fishers, especially Alyth Youth Club.

Over the winter, they put out over fifty bird feeders using over 100 kilos of wheat each day. They are trialling a maize/sunflower seed mixture to attract wildlife, and The Scottish Crop Research Institute is also trialling new bumblebee seed mixes on their field margins.

Rowan is Vice Chairman of both Alyth Agricultural Show and Strathmore Junior Agricultural Club.

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