Over the past few years, I've had the opportunity to volunteer at Loch View many times, the goal being to learn as much as possible about livestock care and crofting in general. Whilst visiting I have learnt more than I could have imagined; from working with sheep, caring for rare breed pigs and piglets, hay making, and a great deal about the legislation, technicalities and paperwork involved.
Cara is so knowledgeable about each of these areas and demonstrates this both vocally and practically. She always takes the time to hear any concerns and answers any questions to whatever level of detail is wanted. She offers a high level of encouragement and support, which really helps with boosting confidence in challenging tasks.
Although I've only worked alongside Don a few times, it is truly his patience and understanding that shines through. He really takes the time to assess your confidence levels and gradually build that up and your own pace with no pressure.
During my time at Loch View, I've had the opportunity to gain valuable experience I would not have found elsewhere. Overall I would recommend a visit, whether for learning or pleasure there is definitely something for everyone.