‘Hold a lamb’ events at Aberdeen’s rare breed farm fill up in three hours

Daisy the lamb at Doonies Rare Breeds Farm
Daisy the lamb at Doonies Rare Breeds Farm

A series of events being held at an Aberdeen farm have been fully booked up in a matter of hours.

Doonies Rare Breeds Farm in Nigg is welcoming visitors after a hectic lambing season.

The farm offered people the chance to hold one of its new lambs, Daisy, who now has to be bottle fed due to her mother not having enough milk.

In just three hours, the farm received 300 messages from people excited to meet the lamb.

Four time slots were available daily until next Saturday, between 10.30am and 2.30pm, but have since been filled.

Doonies reassured those that were disappointed that there will be more events in the future. The farm is also open seven days a week throughout the Easter holidays, where visitors can go to see and feed the livestock, as well as learn more about their breeds.

Since the beginning of the year, the team at Doonies has been busy and helped birth 50 lambs, four kids and four calves.

Another 70 sheep and 70 cows are yet to give birth.

Doonies is open seven days a week during the school holidays, and admission is £4 for adults and £3 for kids.

We previously stated visitors had the opportunity to hold and feed the lamb, but the public are only able to hold Daisy. We apologise for any confusion caused.