• Mit Jagtblad visits Taransay

    An article in a leading Danish sporting magazine covers the joys of snipe shooting on Taransay, and for those of you who do not read Danish, there are some very nice pictures…. To download the article just click on Mit Jagtblad

  • Summer Late Availability

    We have some late availability dates for some of our properties during August 2015. Please contact us for details of our current availability for 3, 5 and 7 night stays.

  • Borve Estate Newsletter 10

    Proof of Deer on South Harris The pristine wilderness of South Harris is a place where one can glimpse all sorts of creatures. But in recent years, there has been little chance of seeing a deer outside of their mountain keeps in rugged North Harris. Significant herds of yesteryear had been[…]

  • Job Vacancy – River Watcher

    Due to family commitments we have an opening for a River Watcher at the Borve Lodge Estate. This is a full time SEASONAL position from May until November each year. A competitive salary and single person accommodation are available to the right candidate. Ideally you should be familiar with all[…]

  • Borve Estate Newsletter 9

    Weathering a Weatherbomb The Estate has been subject to a bit of a battering and a pasting this winter, being on the receiving end of a perfect recipe of winds, tides, snow and storms. The great British public now know a new phrase — the ‘weatherbomb’ and we have had[…]

  • Argocat deployed

    The latest estate kit, an Argocat, is put through its paces by our manager, Steve Woodhall. This 8-wheeled vehicle is really optimal for getting to difficult places that we could not reach on a quad bike. Its main role will be deer recovery on Taransay, so staff will no longer experience the joy[…]

  • Borve Estate Newsletter 8

    Battle of the Stags on Taransay In a vale on the far side of Taransay, extraordinary things are going on with our resident deer population. This is the rugged side of the island, well-blasted by the Atlantic winds and coastal graveyard to hundreds of unmoored buoys. But in the small[…]

  • Borve Estate Newsletter 7

    The Significance of Sandeels for Supper Down at the ocean, there is a continuous airborne treat at the moment. Large gannets float atop the blue waters of the sound of Taransay, and then decide to take flight. They lazily circle once, then a few more times, before they spot their[…]

  • Borve Estate Newsletter 6

    Short Nights, and Long Days to sit on Perfectly-placed Stones So you are wandering across the coastal machair, the rolling grassland of wildflowers, clover and knee-high plants that abounds on the Hebridean coastline. Bees are buzzing as they pollinate flowers, and a myriad of insects bounce about. Above, a lapwing[…]

  • Borve Estate Newsletter 5

    The Joys of Hebridean Light The interplay of light in the Hebrides has for a long time made the location a mecca for photographers, both amateur and professional.  The weather patterns constantly change, and as photography is essentially all about exposure, these variables make Harris both challenging and rewarding for patient[…]