Moray Estates is the rural land based business of the Earl of Moray and his family. The business consists of several separate estates in Moray, Inverness-shire and West Perthshire.
The business is managed with a commitment to improve the economic, environmental and social health of both the estates and local communities through the encouragement of sustainable economic activity. This currently includes a diverse range of activities from farming, forestry and housing through to renewable energy generation and the creation of one of Scotland’s first new towns in a generation.
News from Moray Estates
A small herd of hardy cattle, Highlanders and one Shetland cow, are now grazing select areas of the Darnaway Forest within the Special Protection Area for Capercailzie.
The Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards a reception has been held at Doune Bowling Club and was attended by Lady Moray.
Darnaway Estate welcomed 2,500 orienteers competing in the Scottish Six Day Orienteering Championships on Monday 31st July.
The Doune Community Woodland Group have again been successful in winning the Small Community Woodland Group category in the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards.
Doune Ponds enjoyed great weather on Easter Sunday for the now traditional Easter Egg Hunt.
The Estate’s Tornagrain project has been featured in an article in The Critic following a visit by their architecture feature writer Charles Saumarez Smith.
We are undertaking a public scoping process as we review the Moray Trust Long-Term Forest Plan, (part of Moray Estates).
John Moray was presented with the inaugural Landowner Legacy Award from The Princes Foundation at an awards ceremony in London on the 31st January.
Congratulations to Cameron Murray, one of our apprentice Forresters, who has just been shortlisted for Lantra Scotland’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills.
Estate Managing Director Andrew Howard has written for the Press & Journal on building the types of communities we wish to live in today.
We are delighted that Euan Tomes, who works for Doune Woodlands, one of Moray Estates woodland enterprises, was awarded top student at the Scottish School of Forestry, UHI Inverness in 2022 by the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
Following community planning workshops in Doune and Deanston recently, Moray Estates provide further information on potential developments at the Three Corner field north of Doune.