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Diversification at Torrisdale

We are delighted to be nominated in the Business Diversification category at the Scottish Rural Awards which are being held at Dynamic Earth on Thursday 21 March. It is something that has been happening at Torrisdale for many decades and has become a mandatory activity for many family estates around the UK as legacy funds …
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James Gillespie Graham

Social media has its downsides but can also be a fantastic tool for connecting with people and making discoveries. We were recently tagged on Twitter by the Friends of Cambusnethan Priory who were celebrating the birthday of the architect who designed the priory, James Gillespie Graham. Gillespie Graham was a prominent Scottish architect in the …

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A Blast from the Past

We finally launched Kintyre Gin to the world last week which was such a wonderful achievement after two and a half years of planning, building, installing, trialing, tasting, distilling and finally bottling. We are thrilled with the final product and it has had a fantastic reception from our customers, near and far.  Guests will be …

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Summer Loving

Having suffered weeks and weeks of unseasonably cold and wet weather, it was almost reassuring when this summer was branded “the worst summer in thirty years”, by those that know about these things. Fortunately nobody holidays in Scotland for the wall-to-wall sunshine and our guests have been very tolerant of the inclement conditions. We have …