Who are The Friends of Ellisland?

In 1929 the Ellisland Trustees took on the task of maintaining the farm for the British nation. Over the years they carried out a major refurbishment of the farmhouse and steading before entrusting the day to day management of the farm to a local voluntary body which they named The Friends of Ellisland. We are pleased to be their managers and to have their continued support.

The farmland is let out annually and the income passed to the Friends to ensure public access and maintenance of the facilities. Thanks to our tireless Curator, Les Byers, and a loyal membership the steading buildings are now in use and new displays of farming equipment of a bygone age are being developed.

We continue to collect old implements and tools to extend our collection. Following an article in the Sunday Post we had a tremendous response from farmers all over Scotland. Considering the only farm feature was one faulty cart wheel when we took over, the place now has a captivating atmosphere of a farm as well as ensuring that the rich heritage of older farming methods and vintage tools is not lost in Dumfries & Galloway. If you have an old piece of equipment we hope you will think of us as a good home.

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