Tags - Rural Business

Ogilvy Spirits

HIH Case Study

12 Jul 2019

Ogilvy Spirits began as a farm diversification in 2013.  Frustrated with the secondary potatoes that the supermarkets did not want, owners Graeme and Caroline sought to find a use for these unwanted...

Living the Ice Cream Dream

HIH Case Study

11 Jul 2019

January 2005 is where it all began.  Growing up on a farm we are faced with every day challenges leading us on a rollercoaster ride of a journey through life!  Here on Killoch Farm we have been...

Ridelines

HIH Case Study

11 Jul 2019

Ridelines was started in 2011 by Andy Weir. It was dreamt up as more of a lifestyle business to facilitate his love of mountain biking and to make a modest living for his family. Starting the business...

Working and learning at Charlesfield Farms Ltd

HIH Case Study

10 Jul 2019

Charlesfield Farms near St Boswells in the Scottish Borders has been innovative in their approach to promoting work-based learning in the rural sector, providing vital work experience to enable the...

Sustainability, Success, Shops and Sheepkins at Skyeskyns

HIH Case Study

10 Jul 2019

Established in 1983, Skyeskyns is the sole remaining commercial woolskin tannery in Scotland.  Created and developed by Clive and Lydia Hartwell the venture was a dream nurtured for twenty years, ever...

Penicuik House & Café

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Penicuik House is one of the finest examples of a Neo Palladian Mansion in the UK and now lies in a magnificent and safe state of ruination. It was saved from demolition by the Clerk family, Penicuik...

Empowering Rural Industry

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

ALIenergy is pioneering integration of renewable electricity generation with variable useful loads to give added value to local communities and develop rural industry e.g. algal bioproduction, in the...

Enterprising Rural Perthshire

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

GrowBiz is a Perthshire-based charity, founded to provide community-based enterprise support by a group of local people in 2007. It has developed a unique model of relational support for rural...

Barnbougle Castle

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Barnbougle Castle lies on the shore of the Firth of Forth on the Rosebery Estate and is a prominent landmark and important heritage site.

The Grade 1 listed castle dates back to the 13th Century and...

All things Gin on the Isle of Colonsay

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Wild Thyme Spirits (WTS) is a family business owned and run by Eileen & Finlay Geekie who left over 30 years of Oxfordshire life behind them back in 2016 when they moved to the isle of Colonsay to...

Leys Estate - encouraging partnership working between estate and tenant

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Situated at the gateway to Royal Deeside, Leys Estate has grown organically over the years; reflecting the demands placed upon it from the changing world but staying true to its long-developed roots...

The Patch at Kilduff: Bringing Pumpkins to East Lothian

HIH Case Study

5 Jul 2019

The Patch at Kilduff was borne from a simple desire of Russell and Lucy Calder to involve their three young children in the day to day farming at Kilduff. Kilduff Farm traditionally is an arable farm...