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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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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 …

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Hydro Power at Torrisdale

There was great excitement at Torrisdale last month, prompted by the arrival on site of a gigantic digger. It’s presence heralded the start of the construction phase of the Torrisdale Hydro Electricity Scheme, which has been six years in the planning. To reach this stage, there have been numerous hydrology investigations, tedious planning applications, a …