Tags - Diversification

Community Inspired Village Pub

HIH Case Study

14 May 2019

The Fife Arms in Braemar closed for a major refurbishment in 2015. The hotel incorporated a pub which was used by locals as a key meeting place for the community. At around the same time, a small shop...

Mossgiel Family Farm - Organic Farming for a Sustainable Future

HIH Case Study

19 Nov 2018

Mossgiel Farm was once home to Scotland's Bard, Robbie Burns, and is now farmed by Bryce Cunningham and his family, who are looking to bring natural, whole Ayrshire food back to our plates.

As the...

Perthshire Oatcakes

HIH Case Study

18 Jul 2018

We have been hand making our delicious oatcakes for 13 years. They started off as one of many products we made for our delicatessen shop in Auchterarder.

The oatcakes sold so fast we couldn't sustain...

Ogilvy Spirits

HIH Case Study

18 Jul 2018

We are a rare occurrence of fourth generation farmers at Hatton of Ogilvy Farm and our business is very much a family affair.

We are a diversified potato farm and started up our own distillery four...

Drift Coffeehouse

HIH Case Study

16 Jul 2018

The building of a new coffeehouse right on the cliffs close to North Berwick has captured the imaginations of very many people already, and it only opened in June 2018, and the tables are rarely empty...

Grewar Farming - Retailing & Vending

HIH Case Study

10 Jul 2018

Euan Grewar, in partnership with his extended family, farms on a large scale with owned land in Angus and the Black Isle and thousands of acres farmed on rental agreements and Contract Farming...

The Buffalo Farm - Mozzarella and Much More

HIH Case Study

10 Jul 2018

Steve Mitchell started a fledgling buffalo herd 12 years ago after investing some inheritance money. Since then the business has grown steadily off the back of selling buffalo meat through his on-farm...

SkyeSkyns

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2018

SkyeSkyns was established in 1983 by Clive and Lydia Hartwell, who were encouraged to diversify their small-holding. Realising the local abattoir was disposing of raw skins as waste, the couple saw a...

The Byre

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2018

Inchyra House sits overlooking the picturesque Ochil Hills, just outside of Perth. This regency mansion is owned by the Inchyra family and is an enterprising example of a country house in the 21st...

Diversification at Alvie Estate

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2018

The Alvie Estate is a family owned traditional Highland Estate, right in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by the beautiful Cairngorms National Park and extending as far as the...

Education, Conservation and Tourism at Aigas

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2018

The 600-acres Aigas estate was discovered on the verge of ruin by the naturalist and author Sir John Lister-Kaye in 1976, and in a bid to save the estate, the idea of creating nature conservation has...

Helicopter Glamping

HIH Case Study

5 Jul 2018

Helicopter Glamping is one of Scotland's most unusual places to stay. The retired Royal Navy Sea King was purchased at a Ministry of Defence auction by farmer Martyn Steedman and his wife Louise in...