On Sunday 22nd April, was Loch Gruinart Reserves farm open day, held at Aoradh. The farm was bustling all afternoon with people of all ages excited about the farm's spring arrivals. From live lambing births and calves to "splat the rat" and "feed Ewe-Gina". There was something to suit everyone - with a fair few showing farm enthusiasm by getting their faces painted with one of the themed options. The weather even stayed dry for most of the afternoon too, which was a real treat (alongside those freshly baked cakes and traybakes!).


In other Islay news, our spring migrants are beginning to arrive at long last, along with the departure of the majority of barnacle geese. Swallows are being sighted more regularly around the island and the cuckoo is with out a doubt being heard.