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Highlands: Ospreys in flight over Rothiemurchus

You cannot help but be mesmerised to the skies during March to September. For many that is simply longing for the sun to break through the cloud but for others it is the chance of seeing the Ospreys pass above as they search from height for their next prey. The BBC series “Highlands: Scotland’s Wild… Read more »

EGGcellent turnout on Easter Sunday!

EGGcellent turnout on Easter Sunday! As I write this from inside the Rangers’ Hut, with hail falling outside, it’s hard to believe that not 24 hours ago we were hunting for Easter Eggs in the warmth of the Spring sunshine at Loch an Eilein. Not that hail would stand in the way of children (or… Read more »

Happiness in the Highlands

Today is the international day of happiness and while there’s no quick fix for happiness there are certainly things we could all do to make our lives our lives a bit happier and as the saying goes “You may as well be happy while you’re living, because you’re a long time dead.” So with that in mind here’s… Read more »

Highland Cows on a Highland Estate

Want to know more about Highland Cows? Well, you’ve come to the right place! The Highland Cow, or ‘heilan coo’ as it is affectionately known is one of Scotland most iconic animals.  With its flowing red coat and long pointed horns, Highland Cattle have long been a part of everyday life at Rothiemurchus.  Highland cattle… Read more »

Highland Beef – from Estate to plate.

Most of you are possibly unaware, but at the minute there’s a storm raging in farming press over the quality of beef. John Elliott is a farmer from the Borders who has built a reputation over the decades as Scotland’s top beef breeder and has been at the forefront of many new ideas and management… Read more »

Looking for fun things to do in Aviemore this Autumn?

If you are on holiday in Aviemore and the Cairngorms in the October holidays and are looking for fun things to do with the kids, then look no further!  Rothiemurchus offer a wide range of exciting outdoor activities… Treezone Aerial Adventures, Quad Trekking and Fishing to name a few…. but one activity you shouldn’t miss… Read more »

My Placement Year at Rothiemurchus

Hi everyone,  I’m Cameron and for the past 10 months I’ve been on a student placement at Rothiemurchus.  Back in early 2015, during my 1st year of studying Countryside Management at Harper Adams University in Shropshire,  I discovered that one of our modules was a work placement, our lecturer detailed how the placement process works and informed… Read more »

School Holiday Family Activities at Rothiemurchus

There’s a whole host of activities you can do with the kids in Aviemore and the Cairngorms, we’ve put together a list of things you can do right here at Rothiemurchus which are sure to keep you and the kids busy in the holidays! Go for a walk or bike ride Take some time out… Read more »

Eat. Sleep. Farm. Repeat.

Eat. Sleep. Farm. Repeat. Hi, and welcome to the Rothiemurchus Farm blog. First of all, I’d better introduce myself. My name is Alan Rankin and I’m the Cattle Manager. I’ve only been here 6 months, following in the footsteps (or should that be wheel tracks?) of Sandy McKenzie, who retired after nearly 40 years at… Read more »

Top 5 Views at Rothiemurchus

There are beautiful views all around Rothiemurchus, here are 5 of our favourites. Loch an Eilein From the shore, take in magnificent views of Loch an Eilein with its 13th century island castle. Sheltered by ancient pine trees with views of the mountains, the path around the loch offers the chance to see wildlife such… Read more »