Our Story

South Clunes Farm
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Since 1984

A family run sheep and cattle farm in the highlands of Scotland.

After working in different places in the highlands for the previous four years, in 1984 Chris Swift was fortunately able to take on South Clunes Farm and grow his cheviot flock in what was now home. Since then the farm has grown to have 1000 breeding ewes, 65 Luing cows, 5 dogs, hens, bees and two generations of Swifts living and working at the farm.

 

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Our Team
Meet our team

Calving, lambing, shearing, making hay, feeding, getting tractors stuck, getting tractors out, training dogs, working the dogs, hosting guests - just a few of our day to day tasks! We are a team and farming is our lifestyle. 

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Chris Swift
Wee bale king
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Fred Swift
Capitan of loons
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Sofi Sosa
All things bees and visits
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timeline
South Clunes Farm through the years
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1984

Chris arrives at South Clunes Farm and moves in with 400 sheep, a dog and a stick.

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1988

The first highlanders arrive at SCF, a great asset for the pasture management. Loch Grant is finalised and Chris and Susie take their first swim in it as a married couple.

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1993

As the farm grows, students (loons) start coming to help with the increasing workload.

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1998

Wee bales become a big part of the farm.

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2004

20 years at the farm! Celebrations all round topped with a new hay and lambing barn.

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2008

A pair of beavers return to the highlands in a 100-acre enclosure around Loch Grant.

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2013

The first Luing bull arrives to SCF from 'The Cadzow Bros' in the Isle of Luing. 

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2018

The farm opens its gates to guests, hosting events and farm tours