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Barwhillanty Blog… Festive reflections

The festive season is upon us again and the wet weather brings an opportunity for reflection on another year gone by. Let me mull over some highlights and happenings with a glass of mulled wine… Here at Barwhillanty Estate, we are blessed with a team that shares our values of sustainability, community and responsibility, whilst striving to be progressive in our practices. We were honoured to be featured on the renowned French television show, Echappées Belles, to speak about our roles as custodians of the land here in beautiful South…

Barwhillanty Blog – another year gone by!

A little embarrassingly, it seems this blog has become an annual update… another Happy New Year to you all! It appears with each child added to the fold, putting pen…

21,800 homes that won’t benefit from renewable electricity: Mochrum fell Windfarm – Refused Planning

I am saddened to report that he Scottish Government has refused planning on the 29.4MW Mochrum Fell Windfarm that would have supplied renewable power to 21,800 homes in Dumfries and…

Barwhillanty Blog… Happy New Year!

As we welcome in the New Year, we wish 2022 to be a year of health and prosperity for you all…

Barwhillanty Blog… Lifting out of Lockdown

Where did the whirlwind start to 2021 go? Last time I wrote, optimism was a plenty for a prosperous New Year, yet lockdown laid law again and here we are…

Barwhillanty Blog… Bah Humbug!

It’s certainly been a challenging year for us here at Barwhillanty Estate, but we have not let the hurdles hold us back and remain optimistic for a prosperous 2021. It…

Mochrum Fell Windfarm – Public Consultation

The proposed windfarm on Mochrum Fell is currently undergoing public consultation. The scheme which is already approved, detail of which can be found in earlier posts, is seeking to increase…

Barwhillanty Blog… Lockdown life!

Lockdown life here at Barwhillanty Estate has been busy… the restrictions have inspired innovation and opportunity in some areas of our business, whilst we have continued carefully in others.

The End Game – 4th October 2020

Coming to the end of the Scottish season for outdoor events in and around Loch Ken, round off Endurance Autumn with the “End Game”

Barwhillanty Blog… ‘tis the season to get outdoors!

I am delighted to have collaborated with Katie Myers at Mainland Aggregates to bring you some encouraging insights into the health benefits of being outdoors, so it’s time to don your hats and gloves...

Barwhillanty Blog… Happy, healthy holidays!

Healthy, wholesome, holistic living is the ethos of Barwhillanty, echoed in our Raw and Wild retreats, aiming to educate through our example of sustainable living, incorporating physical and mental wellbeing.

Barwhillanty Blog… to blossom and bloom

Welcome spring in full blossom and unprecedented bloom, from fabulous flowers in the garden to the arrival of our beautiful baby girl on 18th May.

Barwhillanty Blog… Christmas is coming!

... and the pheasants are already fat!

The Battles Over: A Nations Tribute 11th November 2018 – 100 Years of Remembrance

As part of a historical international event we are lighting a beacon to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War, and to recognise the contributions and sacrifices…

Barwhillanty Blog… Raw and Wild retreats and wedding feasts!

What a summer it has been! Blessed with brilliant sunshine...

Barwhillanty Blog… Happy New Year, yoga is here!

The year of 'Raw and Wild' retreats is here!

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