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VSA, the social care charity supporting the people of Aberdeen & North East Scotland, today (Friday 7th July 2023) announces it is re-opening the doors of Easter Anguston Farm to the public this weekend (Saturday 8th July). The Lord and Lady Provost of Aberdeen visited the upgraded facilities ahead of the VSA team welcoming the public this Saturday.

The farm has been closed to the public since Christmas, apart from a temporary Easter opening, as it underwent various exciting changes following successful funding from the Just Transition Fund (JTF). The Just Transition Fund (JTF) is a £500 million ten-year commitment by The Scottish Government that supports projects in the North East and Moray which contribute towards the region’s transition to net zero.

As a result of funding received, the charity has been making upgrades across the farm to become more sustainable, including installing new polytunnels where they will grow their famous strawberries again in the future and encourage ‘farm to fork’ as well as having a new playpark in place.

Sue Freeth, CEO of VSA, says, “The VSA team and our trainees are really looking forward to welcoming back visitors this Saturday so that families can once again come and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Easter Anguston Farm in time for the school summer holidays and onwards”

“The ongoing improvements generously made possible by the Just Transition fund will be worth the wait and visitors this weekend can also enjoy familiar sights such as our farm animals, farm shop and fantastic café run by CUP.”

The Peterculter-based farm is run by VSA and is an educational training facility with the primary purpose of supporting adults with learning difficulties to gain work experience while supporting trainees to broaden their skills and gain recognised SVQ qualifications.

VSA is proud to provide access to the farm at no entry cost to the public, however all donations are welcome. A small parking fee of £3 per vehicle is now in place. The farm is open daily – 10am – 3pm.

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