Wednesday 23 August 2017

Farming

There are 30 tenanted farms on the Estate, ranging in size from 80 acres upwards and totalling some 15,500 acres. Most of the land is situated around Jedburgh although there are two farms just to the north of Kelso.

Many farmers take considerable pride in the efficiency of their businesses, winning accolades in the industry, from prize-winning potatoes to beef.

There is a commitment to sustainability across the whole Estate, ensuring the maintenance of hedges and dry stone dykes and participation in rural stewardship schemes to protect and enhance wildlife habitats.