Melanie’s design was influenced by a childhood experience of “Going to the Berries” which a lot of people of a certain age can relate to. She wanted to highlight the activities families did together in the past. People have lots of memories from being at the berries and she wanted viewers to reminisce back to a time when there was no technology, just the fun of “gettin in amungst it".
Melanie McCormack is an Art and Design teacher in Dundee. She attended Dundee College, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Strathclyde University before becoming a teacher.
The Farm Shop @ Barra Castle was first opened to sell strawberries, raspberries and blackberries which are grown just yards from the shop. The shops also stocks a range of high quality Scottish produce and delicious fruit ice-cream. As well as delicious food and drink, the cafe provides a relaxing place to meet friends while the outdoor terrace is the perfect spot for catching the sunshine, when the Scottish weather allows!