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Treshnish & Haunn Cottages, Isle of Mull

Treshnish & Haunn Cottages, Isle of Mull

Treshnish Farm shortlisted for award

Wild Scotland member, Treshnish Farm has been shortlisted for the Nature of Farming Award for this year.  The farm on the Isle of Mull is the only Scottish farm to be shortlisted this year, and if successful would be the first ever Scottish winner of the award.

Renowned wildlife cameraman, Gordon Buchanan, who grew up on Mull, is championing the cause of Treshnish Farm, and is calling on anyone in Scotland who hasn’t yet voted, to do so asap, as word is that it is an extremely close run race, with only 13 votes between the two front runners at the last count.

Treshnish Farm, owned and managed by Somerset and Carolyne Charrington, is an upland livestock farm which has become a haven for local wildlife. Over 300 species of butterflies and moths, rare wildflowers and otters have all found a home on the farm along with many bird species having also benefited from Somerset & Carolyne’s management including corncrake and curlew.

The Nature of Farming Award is a national award run by the RSPB and supported by Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, and sponsored by The Daily Telegraph.  It celebrates farmers and crofters who successfully incorporate wildlife-friendly farming practices into their day-to-day commercial operations.

We at Wild Scotland have already cast our vote for Treshnish Farm, and would like to wish Somerset and Carolyne all the best, and hope to hear of the first Scottish Nature of Farming Award winner soon.  If you would like to support Somerset and Carolyne, you can vote by phone, post, online or at various country shows until 31st August.  Information on how to vote can be found at and everyone who votes in this year’s competition will be entered into a prize draw to win a two night break for two people at a luxury hotel.

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