A ‘Berry’ Inspiring Visit

2nd Year Rural Business Management and Agriculture students from SRUC Aberdeen enjoyed a visit to Barra Berries at Barra Castle, Old Meldrum. The students undertaking Rural Business Diversification visited Barra Berries as an excellent example of a successfully diversified rural business.

Aberdeen students visit Barra Berries in OldMeldrum

The students heard about the variety of enterprises now running on the farm from business owner David Stephen. Learning about soft fruit production; setting up a pop-up seasonal farm shop; developing redundant farm buildings into serviced guest accommodation and the businesses latest venture, the North Easts newest events venue The Barn@ Barra Castle.

The students commented on how motivated they felt following the visit and were inspired by the businesses entrepreneurship.

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