Roxburghe Estates is an exceptionally diverse business
Aside from the commercial enterprises there are many activities that are carried out ‘behind the scenes’. Some, like the installation of a biomass boiler and windfarm, are to improve the longevity of the estate and surrounding environment. The conservation activities of the farmers and gamekeepers look to protect native species such as the red squirrel and black grouse.
The Estate is also a vital player in the local community – a fact that is quite often forgotten. It directly employs some 150 staff, provides 250 affordable houses and makes available land and buildings for community uses and activities. Roxburghe Estates family heritage and its long term investment in the management of the Estate aims to safeguard its future for generations to come.
The Roxburghe Estates is carrying out a major moorland conservation programme on the upland farming unit at Byrecleugh and Rawburn near Longformacus covering an area of 4,500ha. to enhance the level of bio-diversity.
Floors Forestry has started trading at Bowmont Forest on the Roxburghe Estate. It is the first company in the Scottish Borders to provide logs and wood fuel from its own woodlands.
The Roxburghe Estates covers approximately 52,000 acres of the Borders countryside, ranging from the grassy slopes of the Cheviot Hills and the heather clad moorland of the Lammermuirs to the fertile land of the Tweed valley.