Scotland’s first fresh milk vending machine is to open in the North-east next weekend.
The award-winning Forest Farm in Aberdeenshire, the country’s longest-established organic dairy farm, is to provide the location for the vending machine.
The milk is all produced on the family farm’s 360 acres near Kinellar and will be sold from a new dairy building located on the B979, just off the A96.
From December 9, the vending machine will be open daily between 6.30am and 8pm and, between 3.30pm and 5.30pm, customers can watch Forest Farm’s herd of 140 Friesian Holstein cows being milked.
The farm is run by Anne Willis and her sons William and Angus.
The team were named Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative Farmer of the Year last month.
William Willis said residents from nearby Blackburn, Westhill, Inverurie and Kintore, as well as from Aberdeen, were among the farm’s customers, as well as commuters using the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness.
“As organic farmers we are fully committed to the highest animal welfare standards and protecting the natural environment,” he said.