Carbeth Home Farm

Carbeth Home Farm is nestled in the Endrick Valley, between the Stirlingshire villages of Killearn and Balfron. Our mission is to sustainably diversify our business, increase biodiversity and carbon sequestration, and to promote educational and wellbeing opportunities. The farm is carbon neutral, thanks to its woodland, and economically viable (just), thanks to its flock of sheep and to European subsidies. Since it last changed hands in 2000, it has been managed with care, and the soil health has slowly recovered from decades of intensive farming.

The farm is carbon neutral, thanks to its woodland, and economically viable (just), thanks to its flock of sheep and to European subsidies. Since it last changed hands in 2000, it has been managed with care, and the soil health has slowly recovered from decades of intensive farming. This is not a farm in crisis like so many, crippled with debt, and struggling to survive, but its potential in classical agricultural terms is limited. Where Carbeth may lack stature and agricultural prestige however, it benefits from a location that is both beautiful and accessible, being on the edge of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, and within easy reach of Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Its diverse habitats include pasture, mixed woodland, streams, and a mile of the river Endrick. Through tourism, education, and engagement with our local community, we believe our small farm can generate income and employment, can make a contribution, however small, to reversing climate change and species loss, and could improve the physical and mental wellbeing of many people.