We recently caught up with Diana Horsfall from The Scottish Crannog Centre. Diana is a full time hill farmer and also works 2-3 days a week at the amazing Scottish Crannog Centre as a tour guide. It's no wonder that she often finds herself lost in time by having two jobs that are 2,500 years apart in history!
1. What does a typical day at work look like for you?
See to the quail, black rock hens and guinea fowl then take a picturesque drive over the hills to Kenmore. Once at work I take multiple visitors for an exciting, historical and informative tour of the amazing Scottish Crannog Centre.
2. What signals the start of your weekend / days off?
When not at paid work I farm sheep, cattle, chickens, bees and poultry with my husband at home on our farm. Our jobs includes everything from trimming feet and shearing sheep,to mending fences and moving stock.
3.What makes for a perfect night in?
A cosy log fire and getting lost in a good book.
4. What makes for a memorable day or night out?
Catching up with good friends listening and playing some traditional Scottish Ceilidh music.
5. Tell us about the weekend you’d love to live again?
Walking the beautiful hills at the base of schiehallion and taking photographs of the awe inspiring landscape.
6. And now your best ever day at work?
When a Japenese School came to visit and sang together in the Crannog. It was so beautiful and touching that it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
7. Any workday or weekend rituals?
I am always walking about in the countryside and spend most of my spare time sheepdog training.
8. What’s in the perfect day off breakfast?
Tea and Croissants.
9. Any words of wisdom for us?
Find what you enjoy doing and get paid for it!
The Falls of Bruar walk
Driving around Loch Rannoch
Perth Museum & Art Gallery