David Rankin has joined the team as our new “Keeper / Wildlife Ranger”. David has been a professional gamekeeper, stalker and fishery manager on a number of well-established Highland estates. He joins us with his wife Amy, two daughters Ivy and Violet, a team of faithful dogs, numerous chicken and, not forgetting, Morgan and Tuesday – two magnificent mares. Welcome to the team!
The new Loch Lurkie water supply is now fully operational. We have replaced the former Victorian infrastructure / filtration system with a modern OFSY / ozone system designed to meet the needs and standards of modern day living. The supply provides potable water to 15 properties and a dairy; a total of around 30,000 litres per day or nearly 11 million litres per year! It has certainly been a journey and we thank all those on the supply for their patience over this transitional period. We must remember water is a precious commodity, even in the climate of Dumfries and Galloway!
Planning approval has be granted for the conversion of Blairinnie steading, a redundant farm building, into 4 affordable homes. In keeping with the estates values the properties will be environmentally friendly; heating is to be provided by a biomass boiler fueled from sustainably managed, FSC certified, estate grown timber. Rainwater is also to be harvested for domestic needs. The estate is now seeking funding to undertake the project. Should you wish to know more about the project please contact us direct.
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