Achinreir Farm is a small low lying farm in Barcaldine, Argyll. I was lucky 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 a family business, producing ice cream using milk from the Highlanders. 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. With the Highlander milk we make our signature 'Pure Highland' and in season we use foraged Meadowsweet and our own garden mint to make Minty Highlander and Highland Meadow. We don't have enough milk to meet demand so we have developed a 'Natural Flavours' range from organic Scottish milk which we buy in, and create a lovely variety of flavours using homegrown, foraged and ethically sourced natural ingredients. We also make a selection of dairy free sorbets and oatmilk ice creams. We make ice cream celebration cakes to order with layers of ice cream, sauces and crunches. All our products are made from scratch at home on the farm in our state-of-the-art ice cream kitchen created in the old stable on the farm. In 2021 we opened a shop in Oban HIGHLAND FOLD OBAN, which is open from April to November, and also converted our hay shed into an ice cream cafe on the farm HIGHLAND FOLD HQ, which is open at weekends during the summer season. We have 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.