West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Overview

West Moss-side is a multi-functional venue, all the facilities have been developed in order to encourage access and educational opportunities at the farm and the surrounding land, including Flanders Moss National nature Reserve - the very special wild landscape of a lowland raised bog.

The renovation has been done to the highest of environmental and design standards whilst maintaining the intrinsic structure and character of the 19th century farm building. It is a stunning space which will inspire with its stone, slate, and wood and stimulate visions with the wide views of mountains and farming landscapes.  The steading has been given a new life as a multi-functional space, equiped with the latest IT facilities and with full access to the ground floor. There is an exhibition/ reception area downstairs with one presentation room. Upstairs there is a further large presentation/workshop area which occupies the full length of the hay loft. The whole centre can be booked or alternatively one or other of the meeting rooms/workshop can be used. There are toilet facilities on both floors. 

Come and use the space, and while you are here you can 

Enjoy and Experience ... inside and outside ...

  • Natural history of the West Moss-side organic farm landscape
  • Unique opportunity to see a herd of rare breed Shetland Cattle
  • Learn about organic farming - where farming and nature conservation work together to sustain the close link with the natural systems.
     
  • The rich biodiversity of lowland farmland where the management of wetland creates an ideal habitat  for birds, wetland flora and fauna.
  • A trail through the farm woodlands
  • A walk onto the bog to experience the habitat and see the restoration management work.
  • Human history which has shaped and changed the landscape of West Moss-side
  • See the result of the massive peat clearances of the early 19th century and learn about the people who made it happen.
  • Explore first hand the evidence of the past uses of the moss, the trees and the plants.
  • Understand the influence of changing farming practices.
  • See recent agri-environment schemes in practice.
  • Learn what you can do to help preserve this special landscape
  • Arts and crafts which link with the rural and farming landscape:

   

Basketry

        Hedgerow weaving

            Paper making

                Creative writing

                    Willow sculptures

                        Garden structures

                            Felt making

                                Drawing and Painting

                                    Mosaic

                                        and more...

 

You can enjoy the experience of the rural atmosphere - all your meeting, training, workshop and multimedia needs are provided for you.