Swimmer in farm visit

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A SEED potato farm near Forfar will open its gates on Friday to raise awareness of the key role British and Irish farms will play in providing produce for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Drummietermont Farm will welcome Scottish Olympic swimmer and Commonwealth champion Robbie Renwick, as part of an Open Farms visit organised by McDonald’s to showcase the British farms that will supply quality food for the Games next July.

Robbie will be welcomed to Drummietermont Farm, along with local dignitaries, by farmers Findlay and Anne Russell and Henry Trickey, vice-president of development at McDonald’s UK. The farm is one of over 17,500 British and Irish farms that supply food for McDonald’s menu, and which will help feed 9.7 million spectators, and a workforce of 200,000 this time next year.

After the morning’s tour of the farm, guests will visit a McDonald’s restaurant in Forfar, where they will be given the rare opportunity to go behind the counter to see the kitchen in operation and cook their own burgers and fries. The restaurant in Forfar is one of 94 restaurants across Scotland welcoming over 800,000 customers a day.