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, surveying his asparagus fields or checking his bird feeders and monitoring the wildlife that they attract.
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 chefs and consumers 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 and asparagus season. Jillian is running the Scottish Cashmere project which involves producing genuine Scottish grown Cashmere fibre from our Cashmere goats. When Jillian isn’t working, you’ll find her walking her dogs, Rex and Bo along Lunan Bay beach.