Welcome to the first of our regular blogs where we’ll be sharing what we’ve been up to in the gardens and wider estate. Looking after 20,000 acres on the Isle of Skye is a big responsibility – we have crofters, deer management, public footpaths, thousands of trees and wildlife to care for, as well as our acclaimed gardens. It certainly keeps things varied! There’s always something new happening and we look forward to keeping you updated.
Meet the team
So who are we? Our small team comprises team manager Chris; Rhianna and John on the estates side; and Kathryn, Lisa and Rosemarie in the gardens, with an overview from Gardens Consultant Andrew Peters. We recently said goodbye to Lorna, who as well as being a star on the shinty and football fields has been a fantastic asset around the estate. We wish Lorna all the best for her next chapter.
We’re also extremely grateful for the work of our volunteers. Our latest recruit is Karen, who’s been helping with planting and digging these past few weeks. We’ve got lots of exciting volunteer projects coming up – if you’re interested in volunteering with us find out more.