Nestled within the breathtaking landscape of the Carse of Stirling and Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, yet conveniently close to Stirling, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, lies a hidden gem – West Moss-side Organic Farm.

Over the past 15 years, Kate Sankey has evolved from an organic hay producer and Shetland cattle rearer to transforming the farm into into a vibrant hub where visitors can immerse themselves in its natural beauty and rich cultural offerings.

Stay tuned to West Moss-side's Facebook and Instagram for exciting updates on their forthcoming ventures:

Basketry Workshops: Learn the timeless art of weaving with willow and other natural materials.

Kate creates a basket

West Moss-side Arts Collective: Engage in creative workshops and admire exhibitions by local artists.

Farm and Nature Reserve Activities: Delve into biodiversity, regenerative agriculture, and meet the beloved Shetland cattle.

West Moss-side’s commitment to sustainability was recently honoured with the prestigious Rare Breed Survival Trust Scotland's Sustainable Small Farm Award for 2023.

This accolade underscores the farm's dedication to preserving rare breeds and promoting organic farming practices. Visitors can purchase the exceptional Shetland beef directly from the farm.

The farm's historic landscape, shaped by 18th-century peat removal, boasts species-rich meadows and resilient Shetland cattle, known for their role as conservation grazers. The converted steading and hayloft now serve as versatile spaces for events, craft workshops, meetings, and even intimate weddings.

The farm's arts centre

Art enthusiasts will find a haven in the West Moss-side Collective, where eight artists and makers showcase their work annually through exhibitions and demonstrations during Open Studios. Additionally, the newly established Flanders Moss Darkroom offers fascinating photography workshops, curated by Michael Prince, who will be contributing to the Stirling Photography Festival in August. 

Michael Prince

Visitors are also welcome to book farm tours or participate in workshops, experiencing firsthand the scenic beauty and creativity that define West Moss-side.

Ands a proud member of Go Rural Scotland, West Moss-side Organic Farm provides unique experiences on a working farm, making it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a blend of nature, culture, and sustainable living.

Visit for more details and to plan your visit and embrace the magic of West Moss-side – a place where nature and creativity flourish in harmony.