L-R – Graeme Dey MSP, Deirdre Stewart (Factor), Lord Lyell, Scott Petrie.
MSP for Angus South and Deputy Convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, Graeme Dey, today (7 February) visited Kinnordy Estate to learn of the extensive range of traditional activities that take place there.
The Estate supports a range of enterprises including low ground arable farming, hill sheep and cattle farming, commercial forestry, a number of let farms as well as houses let for domestic purposes.
Situated on the outskirts of Kirriemuir, Kinnordy Estate is an integral part of the local community. For many years, the local community has benefitted from the Estate’s proximity to the historic town and its objectives for public access, well maintained housing made available to the local market and its land use management practices.
In addition, the wider community benefits from the network of recreational paths throughout the Estate, land which is let to Kirriemuir Golf Club and the Loch of Kinnordy Reserve which is leased to the RSPB.
The Estate also hosts a number of school visits each year and works closely with the Royal Highland Education Trust to ensure that these are of benefit to the schoolchildren.
Graeme Dey MSP commented - "I am grateful to Scottish Land & Estates for arranging the visit and Lord Lyell and the estate factor Deirdre Stewart for hosting it.
"As both the local MSP and a member of the RACCE Committee I am extremely interested in the workings of estates in South Angus.
"It was interesting to hear about and discuss the various aspects of estates life and the challenges faced."