Spotlight on Portnellan Farm Loch Lomond
Portnellan is a small, beautifully located family farm on the south-eastern shore of Loch Lomond.
Owned by the Scott-Park family for nearly 60 years, Portnellan is primarily an organic farm and, until milk production ceased in July 2010, it was the only organic dairy farm within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
Organic Dairy Beef direct to Consumers
The farm is fully organic and currently sells its own suckled dairy beef directly to consumers - its organic meat is available for collection from the farm. The farm is approved by the Scottish Organic Producers Association and Quality Meat Scotland's Farm Assurance Scheme. Portnellan Farm prides itself not only on producing a quality organic product but, furthermore, farming sympathetically in its stunning location on Loch Lomond.
Moorings on Loch Lomond for Rent at Portnellan Bay
Portnellan Farm is situated on the secluded south-east shore of Loch Lomond between Balloch and Drymen and offers swing moorings in Portnellan Bay. Tenders may be stored on the shore.
The location at Portnellan Farm, Gartocharn, G83 8NL is quite protected from the north, east and south west (the prevailing wind) but even in a good westerly the boats ride the moorings well. Safe parking is available on the farm with easy access to the loch shore via a road.
Although some boats on trailers are suitable for launching from the farm, keel boats and heavier craft should be launched at Balloch Slipway (please note charges now apply for this previously free service).
Boat access to Portnellan Bay requires knowledge of the safe passage into the moorings – full directions will be provided to boat owners. Access to the farm is via a long private road from Gartocharn village – full directions provided.
Organic Farming and Wildlife
As Portnellan is an organic farm, organic cows graze on pastures that are completely free from artificial fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides or fungicides. Instead, natural products such as seaweed, lime and farmyard manure are used to increase the fertility of the soil, meaning that the farm is home to abundant, diverse and wonderful wildlife.
The entire farm started undergoing organic conversion in 1998 and is registered with the Scottish Organic Producers Association. The Association audits its systems to make sure that it’s producing the highest quality organic products.
More info and contact details at www.portnellanfarm.co.uk