Achinreir Farm is a small low lying farm in Barcaldine, Argyll. I was luck enough to have the opportunity to take on the farm in 2014 since when I have developed a small herd of Highland Cattle. I was brought up with cattle on our family croft in Glengarry in Inverness-shire and missed having cows for most of my adult life so it felt like coming home. In 2017 I launched Highland Fold Ice Cream producing ice cream using milk from the Highlanders. So far I have trained six of my cows for hand milking - they are gentle and biddable and each has an individual personality. The cows graze with their calves in the day time and the calves come in for the night so that the cows can be milked in the morning before I go to my day job. I just milk two quarters so as not to steal all of the calves' breakfast! The highlanders milk is high in butterfat and makes a perfect fresh light flavorsome gelato style ice cream. Highland Fold is a family concern; my son and daughter look after marketing and help at events and my four year old grandson is my right hand man on the farm. This summer we welcomed Erin McIntyre who helps with the milking, looking after the cows and making ice cream. Erin is studying animal biology at university and works for Highland Fold in her holidays. We make one flavour of plain ice cream which we call 'Pure Highland'. It tastes delicious on its own but we also make a variety of syrups, sauces and crunches created from local ingredients to serve with it. We also make dairy free sorbets using locally grown fruit for those who can't have milk, and we make fabulous ice cream celebration cakes to order with layers of ice cream, sauces and crunches. All our products are made at home on the farm in our state-of-the-art ice cream kitchen created in the old stable on the farm. Our ice cream 'shop' is a converted horse trailer which we take to festivals, shows and other events. Highland Fold Ice Cream is a creative and fun business as well as producing high quality ice cream.