Buccleuch to sell Langholm moor

Buccleuch Estate Press Release 30 May 2019

LAND TO BE MARKETED FOR SALE ON BUCCLEUCH’S BORDERS ESTATE

Buccleuch announced today it intends to sell a substantial landholding the Scottish Borders, including Langholm Moor.

LANGHOLME-MOOR

Part of the Langholm Estate

Following a review of land on its estates, 25,000 acres – stretching from Auchenrivock in the south to Hartsgarth in the north – are being marketed from Buccleuch’s Borders Estate. Alongside the Moor, much of the area is currently part of Buccleuch’s farming operation. There are also a small number of farm tenancies, which will continue as they are under new ownerships and blocks of forestry.

In line with the Scottish Land Commission’s protocol on community engagement, Buccleuch will consult with the local communities about the proposed sale, inviting responses to a short questionnaire, which will be available online (www.buccleuch.com ) or in local community hubs.

DSCF1381Langholm

Bird watchers arriving the admire and watch the Hen Harrier from the public road

Langholm Moor was the site of two major scientific projects relating to moorland management, the latter of which – the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project – was completed two years ago.

LangholmMoorSiteMap

Langholm moor site map

Benny Higgins, executive chairman of Buccleuch, said: “The completion of the Langholm Moor project gave us an opportunity to look at what moor’s future should be within the wider Buccleuch portfolio of landholdings. That review led us to the conclusion that marketing the moor area for sale was our preferred option.

The decision is very much in line with our business’s stated aim of reducing the Buccleuch footprint while enabling us to invest in priority projects.”

Buccleuch has instructed Savills to handle the proposed sale.

END

 

2 comments to Buccleuch to sell Langholm moor

  • G Whyte

    The RSPB could buy this land ?

  • MIKE GROVES

    ”Langholm Moor was the site of two major scientific projects relating to moorland management, the latter of which – the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project – was completed two years ago”. Correction the project fell apart and finished around 2 years short of its proposed 10 year plan. The highly informative headkeepers blog halted in Summer 2012. In February 2016 Simon Lester resigned. Still waiting on a final summary report from all stakeholders involved which I should imagine is difficult to agree conclusions,blame, etc? Millions upon millions of pounds spent and what has all this wasted time and money achieved for the plight of the hen harrier?

Leave a Reply to MIKE GROVES Cancel reply

  

  

  

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>