Thursday 1 December 2022

Local Greenspaces - Part 2: Gorgie City Farm

 I did originally intend to include photos from Gorgie City Farm in yesterday's blogpost, but got distracted, so here are the photos now! 

Gorgie City Farm has been around for as long as I've been in Edinburgh, but has been under the management of LOVE Gorgie Farm for the past few years after the original management went under. 

The new management have brought in some new animals, including these alpacas

and these Vallois black faced sheep

Olive, a duck who used to live on the farm, who famously once met Queen Elizabeth II (read more about her in this blogpost) now has a grave marker 

In memory of Olive, a loving duck, who spent her days putting a smile on the faces of everyone she met including royalty.
and a path named after her 

A sign saying Olive's Walk, Edinburgh, EH11

The trees of North Merchiston Cemetery are visible above the top wall of the farm

We ended our trip with a cup of tea and a slice of cake in the cafe and were amused by this notice outside the cafe:

A chalkboard with the message Unaccompanied Children will be given a double espresso and a free kitten


Lowcarb team member said...

What an enjoyable visit to Gorgie City Farm, thank you for sharing these photographs.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such fun photo-worthy animals at this beautiful farm. I'm going back to your link for Olive who obviously led a pretty interesting life.