Local farm to reach wider audience

Peel Farm will next month exhibit at the VisitScotland expo for the first time.
Peel Farm will next month exhibit at the VisitScotland expo for the first time.

An Angus farm will be among more than 30 new exhibitors attending Scotland’s biggest travel trade event, which ill be held in Aberdeen next month.

Peel Farm, at Lintrathen, will be exhibiting at VisitScotland expo highlighting how the working farm has grown and developed over the past 34 years to now offer a thriving coffee shop, farm shop, gift barn, gin bothy and new holiday accommodation.

One of Scotland’s first bio-diversified farms, Peel Farm is renowned for its home baking, award-winning jam and country comforts and also holds a regular programme of events including demonstration days when visitors can benefit from an expert demonstration and have a go themselves.

There are also residential workshops in jam and chutney making, photography, cake decoration and various crafts.

Kim Gall, from Peel Farm, said: “At this year’s expo I’m looking forward to letting customers try our Gin Bothy gin. This is a new product made in the bothy located in Peel Farm. We launch our raspberry gin and our mulled gin this year as part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink. It’s hand-crafted, hand-poured and 100 per cent Scottish and so will let the visitor to Scotland experience the heritage of our fresh raspberries from Angus and Perthshire, infused with Scottish gin.

“Expo represents a great opportunity for us to showcase what we have to offer at Peel Farm and the real rural experience visitors can have, with our coffee shop with fresh home baking and farmhouse favourites, to our farm shop, showcasing fresh local produce. Visitors can feed the ducks, take a walk along the nature trail or enjoy the Angus Glens – it’s ideal for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers and we even welcome dogs.”

Peel Farm will be showcasing its tourism offering alongside other related businesses from Dundee and Angus, including House of Turin, VisitAngus, Discovery Point & RSS Discovery (Dundee Heritage Trust); Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works and Glamis Castle & Gardens.

Jim Clarkson, VisitScotland regional partnerships director, said: “I am delighted that this fantastic Angus attraction will be attending VisitScotland expo for the first time, to showcase just one part of what this fantastic area has to offer the visitor.

“Tourism is more than a holiday experience – it creates jobs, sustains communities and provides a shop window for business activity. VisitScotland expo provides local businesses with a fantastic opportunity to engage with tour operators and suppliers from all over the UK and overseas, bringing the chance to meet new contacts, negotiate new deals and learn new ways of doing business.”

Further information about the event can be found at www.visitscotlandexpo.com