We take our responsibilities very seriously, to manage the estate for it's own and the community's benefit, whilst securing it – and the wildlife and commercial enterprises it supports – for future generations.

The north-east of Scotland, the Grampian highlands is an unspoilt quintessential wilderness. Our aim is to keep it just as nature intended it, while balancing the ecological demands of renewable energy. In an increasingly urbanising world, Glendye Estate represents isolation, freedom and beauty, where a diversity of indigenous flora and fauna can flourish and nature’s natural balance is carefully protected.


Across Glendye Estate it is possible to sight golden eagle, osprey, black and red grouse, ptarmigan, kestrel, buzzard, red deer and red squirrel in their natural habitat. In winter, when the hills are thick with snow, it is possible to follow the footprints of native wildlife. We have identified 16 different types of heather on the moorland, and native Caledonian forestry – birch, rowan, alder, juniper, Scots pine – is constantly encouraged to regenerate, with supplementary planting where possible. It is our responsibility to protect, preserve and encourage the diverse indigenous species of flora and fauna which exist in the Scottish highlands.


Glendye Estate actively explores all opportunities for being self-sufficient where  energy needs are concerned. As with many businesses (both urban and rural), the aim is to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and to generate energy via bio-mass heating schemes, using woodchip and timber from the estate, and solar panelling. The estate considers all viable opportunities for using renewable energy technology.


In managing over 20,000 acres of wild moorland, forestry and farms, we are constantly aware of our responsibility to balance social, economic and environmental aspects to meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the needs of future generations. This means ensuring that everything we do now – from planting trees to raising game to house building – is done in such a way that it can be constantly renewed and regenerated, as naturally as possible.