Commander Henry Duncan started the family’s farming journey back in the 1950’s when he and his brother John purchased Inveruglas, a hill farm at the north end of Loch Lomond, and its sheep stock. Over the past 70 years the family business has expanded to include Blairfad Farm and Lands of Drumhead, both located near Drymen. The farm now has two separate flocks of sheep, as well as 200 native bred suckler cows and their followers.
The family’s three farms cover more than 2000 hectares in total and include some heady heights, as Shona Duncan explained: “Our sheep are derived from the Scottish Blackface flock at Inveruglas farm, which takes in the summits of Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich at over 3000ft. Blairfad farm meanwhile covers better ground and here we cross the hardy blackface sheep from Inveruglas to produce a mule that is both hardy and prolific. The Lands of Drumhead lies slightly lower again on a more fertile part of the Endrick valley and this is where our top-quality lambs are produced.” To explore the farms click here.
In 2019 the family started selling their home grown, grass fed lamb, hogget and mutton direct from the farm and online via NeighbourFood and The Great British Food Hub.
Shona added: “All our animals are reared naturally on permanent pasture, ensuring our meat is not only is fully traceable but has plenty of flavour too. For us animal welfare is a top priority and our three farms are all Quality Meat Scotland assured.
“With the future in mind we are also currently looking at diversifying our business by adding self-catering accommodation at two of our farms and look forward to welcoming guests to the farm to discover our way of life.”
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