Es­tates short­listed

The Oban Times - - Outdoors -

ES­TATES in Lochaber and Skye have been short­listed for the Golden Plover Award for moor­land man­age­ment.

The award, pre­sented an­nu­ally by the Heather Trust and the Game and Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Trust to recog­nise pro­gres­sive, prac­ti­cal and sus­tain­able moor­land man­age­ment in Scot­land, is open to es­tates, farms, in­di­vid­u­als and syn­di­cates which have ‘gone the ex­tra mile for our hills’.

Among the three fi­nal­ists are Ard­na­mur­chan, a 10,000-hectare sport­ing es­tate with ‘a bal­anced ap­proach to deer man­age­ment, agri­cul­ture and tourism’, and Fear­ann Eilean Iar­main, ‘a stun­ning es­tate on the isle of Skye which links tra­di­tional land man­age­ment with croft­ing, a dis­tillery and sup­port for a thriv­ing Gaelic cul­ture’.

The re­sult will be an­nounced on June 30 at the GWCT Scot­tish Game Fair at Scone Palace.

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