Newparks Farm, the demonstration farm within Muiravonside Country Park is working to conserve a range of different heritage breed animals.
We have a new pig enclosure which is quite ‘sty’-lish but we have no pigs. ‘Sow’ we are looking to get some rare breed pigs which are in decline due to the rise of modern breed to suit factory farming techniques.
The farm aims to have a wide range of animals to show to the public to help understand the history of farming and what these breeds can provide us today. There new enclosure is at the front of the farm so we hope when the new pigs arrive they don’t ‘hogg’ the lime light from the rest of the animals.
As the farm is free to visit we need your support to help us introduce four rare breed pigs to the farm.
We’ve listed some suggested donations but if the exact amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type a message starting with "Piggy Bank" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field.
You can now donate to Piggy Bank project by TEXT. Just text the project code (OINK49) plus an amount to 70070 – for example: 'OINK49 £5' to donate £5. You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please REPLY to the Gift Aid text.
MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
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You can find out more information about Gift Aid and MyParkScotland fees in the main Small Print section.