Bankhead of Kinloch is farmed by the McLaren family (Messrs George McLaren- www.gmclaren.com). The farm is arable with the main crops being strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, potatoes and spring barley. The farm requires up to 125 people to harvest the soft fruit every summer as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are hand-picked into punnets to be sold in the major supermarkets throughout the UK. A large percentage of people that pick fruit on our farm are from Eastern Europe, working on the farm during their university summer holidays. Accommodation in fully serviced static caravans is offered to those coming to pick fruit.
Our fruit harvest season lasts for 6 months of the year – from May to October. Our busiest months are June, July and August. We are open to applicants from any country who can legally work in the UK, however it is an advantage if you can speak English. We currently organise and employ everyone working on our farm directly - we do not use an agency.
Please use the tabs to find out more about working at McLaren’s fruit farm and how to apply. The noticeboard page has the most up to date information regarding vacancies available.