Tags - Historic environment

Two Scottish landholdings gain prestigious wildlife conservation accreditation


4 Aug 2021

wesTwo Scottish landholdings have retained their prestigious international accreditation to recognise their ongoing work in wildlife management and conservation.

Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES)...

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...

Supporting tourism

HIH Case Study

24 Jul 2018

Thirlestane castle is dated as early as the 13th century, and is filled to the brim with history . Encouraging visitors to come and enjoy the beauty of the castle as well as step back in time. The...

Historical and cultural preservation

HIH Case Study

16 Jul 2018

Created in 1593 by Clan Barclay, Towie Barclay Castle was given to the clan by Malcolm III of Scotland. In 1792, after a rutted history of ownership, the castle was ultimately handed to Robert Gordon...

Community Engagement at Invercauld Estate

HIH Case Study

16 Jul 2018

The unique highland setting of Braemar village has flourished under a combination of extensive local estate involvement and community cohesion. As a local landowner, Invercauld Estate recognises the...

Restoring Marchmont House

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2018

The 18th century Marchmont House, one of Scotland’s grandest historic houses and can be found tucked away in the Scottish Borders. Situated amongst 5,500 acres, Marchmont House is a beautiful example...

Apprenticeships in traditional dry-stone wall building

HIH Case Study

19 Mar 2018

Balmoral Estate

A project has developed from a conversation with HRH The Duke of Rothesay to provide an apprenticeship scheme in traditional dry-stone wall building.

Five students from The Prince...

Skye High

HIH Case Study

11 Jan 2018

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Over the past 20 years, visitor numbers to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens have followed a peak and trough pattern. Estate Director Hugh MacLeod believes this reflects external...

Muir of Dinnet NNR

HIH Case Study

13 Apr 2017

Dinnet Estate

The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (NNR), centred around the Burn O'Vat visitor centre, is owned by Dinnet and Kinord Estates and managed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).


Restoration of St Columba's Chapel at Drimin Estate

HIH Case Study

13 Apr 2017

Drimin Estate

Drimin Estate is found at the tip of the little-known Morvern peninsula, with a fascinating history reflected in its buildings and ruins.

Challenged primarily by geography (it lies...

Torwoodlee Tower

HIH Case Study

7 Apr 2017

Torwoodlee Estate

More than 400 years since it was built, the present owners have now consolidated Torwoodlee Tower to stop it falling down any more and to retain its romantic appeal for the People...

Dry Rot to New Ventures

HIH Case Study

7 Apr 2017

Thirlestane Castle

Thirlestane Castle is a 16th Century Castle set in a quiet meadow landscape. Family home of the Duke of Lauderdale, Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in...