Alison Elliot, education officer at the Murton project near Forfar was the guest speaker of Alan Watt at Brechin Rotary Club’s meeting at the Caledonian Hotel last week.
She spoke of the development of the project since 2007, where a former quarry was transformed into an animal sanctuary and tea room.
Alison said that school pupils from Angus are trained up in land management and animal husbandry, achieving modular qualifications which may lead to gainful employment when they leave school.
She explained that many visitors enjoy the tea room facility where the pupils will produce the food and serve the tables, and many children visit the animals with their parents being allowed to feed the animals, and in some cases adopt them.
Alison was thanked profusely for her illustrated talk and encouraged members of Rotary and anyone else interested to visit the project which is sited on the Arbroath Road just beyond Cunning Hill Golf course outside Forfar.