Agriculture

The 5K acres of gently rolling landscape around Scone Palace provides fertile grounds for the growing of arable crops, such as spring barley for making Scotch whisky, winter wheat for livestock feed, oilseed rape for it's oil, along with various other crops grown for human consumption including vining peas, potatoes, and swede turnips. 

farming.jpgFurther West, these grounds give way to a more hilly and marginal terrain comprising some 22K acres, providing an ideal environment for the rearing of livestock, which produces excellent quality beef and lamb which is sold at diverse outlets such as Perth Farmers' Market and the world famous 'Gleneagles Hotel', where Perthshire provenance commands a premium. 

Good food, in safe hands ..... Follow the blogging diary of Jim Fairlie who farms on Scone Estates. Jim is a dynamic hill farmer and producer with a passion for Scottish farming and food.

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