Retailer brings end to ‘living laboratory’ programme in Ayrshire, set up in 2009 to investigate sustainable meat production

The supermarket chain Morrisons is pulling out of a sustainable farming project in which it has invested £2m over the last five years.

The struggling retailer took over the running of a 1,000-acre estate belonging to Dumfries House in Ayrshire in 2009 after the stately home was saved for the nation by a charitable consortium led by Prince Charles. The prince took out a £20m personal loan in 2007 to prevent its sale and its unique collection of furniture being broken up.

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Source: Guardian Environment