I love visiting Muirton, a traditional small scale farm, where Rod rears a handsome flock North Country Cheviots.  Unusually these days Rod prefers his ewes with a ‘kindly’ fleece – exactly the sort of fleece I also look for. It is great to have a chat while picking out hogg fleeces, Rod has a lot of country and farming wisdom with recollections from days past where a bag of wool would equate to several weeks shepherds wages………hard to imagine now, sadly. The views from Muirton are especially good too on a clear evening looking south to the mainland you can pick out hills in rural Buchan in the heart of Aberdeenshire.