FAQ

General Questions

What fruit do you grow?

We grow mainly strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, but also small amounts of other fruit. Please see our 'Products' page.

Job Related Questions

Can I work if I am under 18?

You must be at least 18 to stay on our farm camp. If you are over 16 and do not need accommodation your application for work will be considered as normal.

How will I get paid?

Your wages will be paid directly into your bank account every week. If you do not have a UK bank account we can help you with this when you arrive. Please read 'Payment of Wages' on the 'Jobs' page.

Where is the nearest town?

The nearest town is Blairgowrie, which has a supermarket and lots of smaller shops. It also has a swimming pool, gym, library, pubs, various churches and beautiful scenery. It is very easy to get to, only a 20 minute walk (1.5km) from the farm. Perth and Dundee are both larger cities about half an hour away (20km) that have more shops, you can get there easily by bus.

Where is the nearest airport?

The nearest airport to the farm is Dundee (20km), but this is quite small and you will probably fly to either Edinburgh (60km) or Glasgow (100km). From both of these you can get a bus to Blairgowrie via Perth or Dundee which are both half an hour away (20km).

When will I find out if I have a job?

We will start to offer people jobs and reserve places on our campsite from the end of February. You will be given a booking reference number and a date by which you must confirm that you want to accept the job. If you do not confirm in time the job will will be offered to somebody else and you reservation will be cancelled. All job applications will be kept on record, if you are not initially offered a job we may be in touch later if people cancel their reservations.

Where will I live?

We have a campsite on the farm where you can stay if you are offered a job. It may be possible for you to find your own accommodation locally and you do not have to stay on our campsite unless you want to.

Who will arrange my travel?

You must make your own travel arrangements and let us know as soon as you can what time you expect to arrive on the farm. If you are offered a job you will be informed about when work will be available on the farm and the latest day you can arrive. You can arrive any time between 8am and 10pm, if you expect to arrive outside these times you should arrange your own accommodation for your first night as there will be nobody on the farm to show you to your caravan. Please let us know your expected time of arrival as soon as you have made your travel arrangements.

Do I need to bring any money with me?

Yes, your wages will be paid into your bank every Friday for work up to the previous Saturday. Therefore, if you start work on a Monday you will not receive any money until 11 days later. You must bring enough money with you for food to last until you first get paid.

Will I get a day off?

Yes, a rota will be in place so that everybody gets at least one day off per week. At the beginning and end of the harvest when it is not so busy you will get two days off each week.

What will happen when I arrive?

If you are staying on our camp you will first be shown to your caravan and given a tour of the facilities. You will be given an induction pack which will include your contract ant the rules of the farm, you must fill out all the forms in this pack and take it with you when you go to the farm office for your induction training meeting. You will be told when this meeting will be held, and will have the opportunity to ask any questions. After this meeting you can start working and earning money.