Farmers Neil and Jillian McEwan run Lunan Bay Farm regeneratively in Angus, in the North East of Scotland. They are specialists in goats running a 350 head herd of Cashmere, Boer and Pygmy Goats for Scottish Cashmere fibre production, stud and commercial breeding and farm education services. They have experience in farm diversification in other niche products, such as asparagus and sunflower seeds and their produce direct to the consumer, retail and wholesale customers.
Founded by myself, farmer Neil McEwan, we sing regenerative farming practices. Our farm is based at picturesque Lunan Bay, where three miles of unspoilt beaches meet the surrounding lush countryside. Our area of Angus in the North East of Scotland is known for its fertile land and its favourable climate.
Farming has been in my family for five generations. We grow our produce at our farm on Lunan Bay, and on my parents, Raymond and Lisbeth’s farm at Myreside in Inverkeilor. Since starting our farm produce business in 2016 we have been keen to run the farm regeneratively – reducing its environmental footprint, improving its value for nature and increasing the nutritional value of its output. Along with my wife, Jillian McEwan, our purpose is to ethically produce nutrient dense food and fibre that works in harmony with our environment. For us, integrity is key therefore we take a hands-on approach at every step from field to fork, and from ground to garment.
We introduced goats on the farm, specifically the South African Boer Goat and the Scottish Cashmere Goat breeds, for fibre production and their environmental benefits to our soils and nature. Goats have a low carbon footprint, produce the most luxurious Cashmere fibre and help to increase biodiversity. Selecting the best genetics and providing our goats with the highest welfare and best environment ensures quality end-products. Our focus is to continue to produce Scottish Cashmere of the highest provenance for our customers, and further promote the ethical production of this sustainable fibre.