Tag Archives: Scotland

Executive transport? No, bracken spraying.

  We have been very busy this year on a series of land management and improvement projects supported by Scottish Rural Development Programme grants. We completed the last major capital project today with a large scale attack on the bracken … Continue reading

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Low water

  Like the rest of the country we are sweltering at the moment and, dare I say it, we could use some rain. The river looks as low as I have ever seen it and any fish will need to … Continue reading

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A flash of red squirrel

  I mentioned in a previous post that Croick is participating in a programme to re-introduce red squirrels. We are still putting out feed periodically and it is quickly eaten, so we know they are about. But they have been … Continue reading

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…. more flooding

  It is still raining and we have just been up the strath to take stock. The water is continuing to rise and I expect the lower ground will be completely under water by nightfall. As you can see, the … Continue reading

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Flooding

  The roar of the stags has been replaced by the roar of the river. It has been raining for 12 hours now and the worst is supposedly still to come. The rover is already over its banks in places … Continue reading

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Fallow deer

  I don’t often mention the small herd of fallow deer we have at Croick, introduced by our predecessors. In truth, they are a little soft-skinned for this far north and are bullied by the sika deer. So they don’t … Continue reading

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The end of “the ghost”

About four years ago, Carol had a close encounter with a large stag in the wood that is in front of the house. She stalked and shot it, and it went down but then bounced up and disappeared. It could … Continue reading

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