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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 »

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. Many more of us will now… Read more »

Our Top 5 Scottish Gins!

While Scotland is usually known for its whisky, over the past few years gin distilleries have been popping up all over Scotland, there is even a Scottish Gin Trail. Here’s a little bit about our top 5 Scottish gins, all available from the Rothiemurchus Estate Farm Shop, and all tried and tested (it’s a hard… Read more »

The Highland Lady

The Highland Lady The Highland Lady, Elizabeth Grant, was born in 1797 to the 9th Laird, John Peter and his wife Jane. She was the eldest of five children and spent her life travelling between Edinburgh, London, India and France before settling down in Ireland on the property of her husband, Colonel Henry Smith. Elizabeth is… Read more »

The Doune House

As you approach the traditional family home of the Grants of Rothiemurchus, an elegant country house looking over a peaceful 19th C designed landscape with mature specimen trees and spectacular views, it is difficult to believe that the first buildings on this ancient site had a very different purpose. The clues are in the name… Read more »

Loch An Eilein Castle

Loch an Eilein translates from Gaelic as “Loch of the Island”. The ancient castle on the island was built on a natural defensive site. Its origins are uncertain, however it is thought that between 1222 and 1298, the Bishop of Moray chose the south end of the island to build a half house surrounded by… Read more »