Along with managing RT McEwan, Neil’s family logistics and warehousing business, Neil McEwan founded and runs Lunan Bay Farm. Having been brought up on his family’s farm, he gained invaluable farming experience from a very young age. After pursuing a career in engineering in his twenties, he returned to the family farm and transport business with a wealth of new knowledge. Having an innate work ethos and curiosity for managing new projects, Neil is completely involved both operationally and strategically on the farm. Neil has a strong sense of responsibly to his land and the environment. Neil is a very lucky to admit that his work is not job, it is a passion and consequently he’s dedicated his life to it. Downtime for Neil involves making his goats new feeding troughs, checking his bird feeders and monitoring the wildlife that they attract and planning his next project.
After a successful postdoctoral career in drug development working in big Pharma and Biotech, Jillian ran an online food business which specialised in sourcing and distributing fine foods from Scottish small scale producers throughout the UK. It was from working in the food sector alongside chefs that Jillian discovered that there was a real appetite from chefs and their customers for quality local produce with genuine provenance. During this time, Jillian’s husband, Neil was researching several diversification projects on the farm and was keen to supply direct to consumers using an regenerative approach so Lunan Bay Farm was born. On a day-to-day basis, Jillian is responsible for Sales and Marketing at Lunan Bay Farm, but she can also been found helping on the farm, especially during kidding season. Jillian runs the Scottish Cashmere project which involves producing genuine Scottish grown Cashmere fibre from our Cashmere goats. A first in over 30 years! When Jillian isn’t working, you’ll find her walking her dogs, Rex and Bo along Lunan Bay beach or working in her garden.
Maddie Cairnie began working at Lunan Bay Farm during kidding season 2022, just after she gained her apprenticeship in Agriculture. Since then she has become a value part of our team here at Lunan Bay Farm. Maddie has a real passion for stockmanship and an obsession for goats. She is responsible for the day-to-day health and wellbeing of our goats, helped by her trusty dog, Max. She also has a menagerie of her own animals, including goats and horses. Most recently, she has started her own Shetland sheep enterprise at Lunan Bay, supplying us with high quality Shetland fleeces for our Scottish Cashmere project.
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