Valentin's Education Farm Countryside education and connecting younger generations to the provenance of food are the motivations behind the generous Pierburg-sponsored learning initiatives at Dumfries House.


Valentin’s Education Farm (named in honour of the Pierburg’s son) is phase two in this ambitious project and the site was officially opened on 15 June 2017. Designed to complement horticulture and food lessons already in place on the Estate, the new facility aims to give children a genuine farm-to-fork experience, while also focussing on native livestock conservation. The Rare Breeds Trust worked closely with Dumfries House, introducing animals that would thrive on the Estate. Breeds include Landrace pigs, Scots grey chickens and the Cröllwitzer turkey, a personal favourite of His Royal Highness.

Photography: Lisa Boyd & Sophie Gerrard