Seafield and Strathspey Estates

Social Responsibility

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Deer DayThose who own land have a responsibility to manage that land in the best way possible, by delivering social and public benefits to the local community – jobs, housing, recreation, amenities, and health and safety – as well as a duty to conserving the environment and wildlife for future generations.

In addition to carrying out the businesses of farming, forestry, fishing and field sports, Seafield and Strathspey Estates are committed to putting something back into society, whether that is improving the habitat, educating schoolchildren about rural business, making land available for important development or striving for sustainable, cleaner energy solutions. Their proactive approach to addressing these issues means that Seafield and Strathspey Estates have an exemplary record of instigating award-winning initiatives and working with others on numerous environmental projects designed to benefit the local community or society at large.

The following lists some of the activities which have been carried out over the last ten years.


  • Public open days
  • Guided walks (taking visitors to the countryside to show how the estate works)
  • Talks to tenants - on factors which impact on agriculture.
  • School open days – for primary and secondary schoolchildren – educating them in the important economic, conservation and social responsibilities of running an estate.
  • Involvement of schoolchildren in local conservation projects (eg riverside woodland restoration)
  • School projects (growing potatoes etc)
  • Information packs for schools
  • Hosting visits and giving talks on land management to university and college groups
  • Fishing 'catch and release' policy and broodstock capture
  • River restoration
  • Survey and regeneration of native pine woodland
  • Aspen woodland conservation
  • Lowland bog restoration
  • Tick control
  • Windfarms
  • Introduction of eco-friendly biomass heating system
  • Support for innovative timber transport projects
  • Recording data and actions to conserve endangered species (wildcats, golden eagles, capercaillie, osprey etc)
  • Designation of a natural burial site
  • Making land available for housing needs
  • Renovation of a historic boathouse
  • New hide for birdwatchers

Our News Review lets those who live and work on the Estates, and those who come into contact with staff and management on a regular basis, know more about what we are doing and the community projects in which we are involved. Click here to view the latest edition of News Review.

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