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Farming on Islay Estates – Update

Last week we bought 6 Luing heifers from the Islay market.  They had been reared on Oronsay so are well acclimatised to to west coast climate.  they are currently grazing at Gartbreck and have been named as Blondie, Brownie, Ginger, Chantelle, Sybil and Justine.  The explanation for the names is a little obtuse – blame my […]

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Corncrake Amongst the Daisies


A number of Corncrakes can now be heard calling throughout the island; such wildlife activity is a sure sign that summer is well and truly here. The Barnacle and White Front geese have returned to Greenland, leaving a greatly reduced crop of grass that is a long way behind the fields on the mainland. Early […]

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