from the highlands in maidstone to the highlands of scotland

The owners of Roundoak farm at Sutton Valence near Maidstone, Norman and Ruth Coles, were invited guests at the Braemar gathering in the Highlands of Scotland last weekend, attended by her royal highness The Queen.

Roundoak in the heart of Kent is home to nearly 90 Highland cows and calves and the farm also has one of the largest flocks of rare breed Hebridean sheep in the UK.

Roundoak Highland Cattle and Hebridean sheep are a familiar sight aroud the County town, conservation grazing many well known areas such as Teston Country Park, Loose Valley, West Malling Country Park, also grazing for Kent Wildlife Trust, Medway Valley Conservation Trust and KCC to name but a few.

Norman and Ruth have been visiting Braemar for over 20 years and are now well known in the local area.  In fact some of the products such as horns and woolen blankets from the farm in Kent have been on sale in some of the gift shops.

During their time visiting Braemar they have made many friends, one of which is one of the organizers of the Highland gathering in this famous town which is near Balmoral Castle, often the summer home for the Royal family.  The Braemar Highland games, is a big annual event.  Norman and Ruth were delighted to be invited as guests in a private enclosure next to the royal box for a really special day in a very special place.

Roundoak at Sutton Valence welcomes guests by prior appointment to see the magnificent beasts which have found a new home well south of the boarder.