Faced with losing the family farm as a result of the unforgiving dairy industry paying only 15p for a litre of milk, Bryce Cunningham took matters into his own hands. He ensured his herd of Ayrshire cows (the “Mossgiel Girls”) ate a purely organic, grass-based diet on the same land once ploughed by Ayrshire’s most famous farmer, Robert Burns, who wrote a few poems and songs there. Bryce also installed a pasteuriser to reduce food miles and the resulting non-homogenised milk is now sold and used at a wide variety of locations from the Firth of Clyde to Berwick-upon-Tweed. It also comes barista-approved as ‘latte art’ created with milk from the Mossgiel Girls lasts longer than if made with Tesco milk.
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Ayrshire food trail: Robert Burns food and drink trail20 Jul 2018
Food and drink locations around Ayrshire with connection to the life, work and inspiration of Ayrshire-born Scottish poet Robert Burns
Scotland's best-known poet, Robert Burns, was born on 25 January 1759 in a cottage in the village of Alloway, just to the south of the town of Ayr. He subsequently lived and worked in various locations around Ayrshire before his first collection of…