Farming at Muirhouses.
Muirhouses has been farmed by the McLaren family since the 1940’s and is a 120ha, or 300 acres, livestock and arable farm,traditional to the area here at the foot of the Grampian Mountains. Back in the post-war years the main crops were oats, barley, potatoes, turnips and grass. Stock included beef cattle and sheep. Farming was labour intensive at that time just before mechanisation so many men were employed on the farm, supporting their families who lived here. Steading cottage, our self-catering cottage, was the home of the cattleman and his family.