Local farm is flying high after Glasgow Airport donation
11 May 2012
A local farm is flying high after a donation from Glasgow Airport allowed it to build a new learning facility.
Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund donated £4,610 to Lamont Farm in Erskine. The much needed funding enabled the local farm to build a new log cabin, which will be used to provide educational workshops in animal welfare and the natural environment, to nursery and primary school children in the Renfrewshire area.
The cabin will also be used for a meeting space for youth groups, school groups and families with young children on farm tours.
Established in 1977, Lamont Farm in Erskine is the first city farm in Scotland. The farm, which attracts over 10,000 visitors a year, is home to a host of domesticated animals, including sheep, goats, horses, ducks, hens, llamas and rabbits.
John McConnell, head of commercial at Glasgow Airport, said: “For the past 35 years, Lamont Farm has played a vital role in the local community, engaging children from a very young age, and teaching them about animal care in a fun and dynamic way. I am sure the new learning centre will prove hugely popular with local nurseries and schools.”
Tricia Craig, general manager of Lamont Farm, said: “We are thrilled at this generous donation from Glasgow Airport. We have always wanted to create a learning facility, however as an independent charity, funding has always been limited. Glasgow Airport’s donation means we are now able to deliver a number of workshops throughout the year.”
Councillor Iain Nicholson said: “As a member of Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath board I am delighted we have been able to offer financial support to Lamont Farm. The new learning facility will be a great asset to the project and will provide an excellent platform to ensure young children are learning about animal welfare and the natural environment.”
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