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.
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.