Hello my name is Calum I am 22 years old and I run a farm with my Mum and Dad on a small island on the west coast of Scotland called lismore ()which is 12 mile long and 1 mile width , it has stunning views and a very friendly community consisting of 180 people. We have 500 blackfaced sheep and 20 Belgium blue cross cows which you will be taking part in feeding ,lambing ,drenching , jagging and also be taking part in day to day maintenance of the farm . We are look for someone that is willing to help, not afraid to get there hands dirty and happy to handle livestock from the months of March ,April and May .These are the lambing months which we are extremely busy so you will be in contact with sheep and young lambs . We have two holiday cottages for accommodation and also a small 2 bedroom cottage which I currently live in. I normally rent this cottage out but I stay in it between these months.
You can learn many skills with us by farming we are happy to teach our knowledge on farming by learning how to work with sheep ,caring for orphan lambs ,helping pregnant sheep that are in aid, build fences/repair and general farm maintenance . You can also learn the Scottish Gaelic language culture by many of the locals and also by the heritage centre where there is museum all about the history of Lismore. Experience farming am life living on one of the inner hebridean islands made out of limestone and where you have to depend on ferries. There are opportunities to hear traditional music; see historical and archaeological sites and experience the abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery that the are has to offer.
Volunteers tasks will consist of feeding livestock , farm maintenance , caring for orphan lambs , fencing , working with dogs , shepherding (mostly checking livestock). Preferably we would like someone with experience of farming but if you are willing to work and not afraid to work with livestock we are willing to teach you.
Preferably some English
We have a two bedroom cottage which I live in and also depending on how many people we have we have another 3 bedroom cottage which . As we are very busy at this time of year you will be self-accommodated in these cottages with groceries of your own choice.
Lismore itself is a beautiful island with stunning views and has a local heritage centre where there is a local cafe and tourist information you can find this on the local community website ( ) also you can go by ferry to a small town called Oban just by lismore which will take approx 1 hour
Oban has a lot of tourist sites . It has been named the seafood capital and also the gateway to the islands because you can reach islands such as mull/Iona , Tiree ,Coll , Colonsay and Lismore . ()
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week