• Borve Estate Newsletter 11

    From Creel to Banquet Hall One of the wonderful rituals during summer at the estate is hauling in the creels. We leave these cages out in the Sound of Taransay, in various locations, and when baited, we hope will lure in lobsters and crabs. It’s a truly fun event, when[…]

  • 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[…]

  • 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[…]

  • 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[…]

  • Borve Estate Newsletter 4

    The idle seals of Taransay Just a few hundred yards from the main houses on Taransay, there is a sheltered cove that is home to our resident seal population. If you follow a zig-zag route behind various boulders, and hug certain ravines, you can get to a large rock face[…]

  • Borve Estate Newsletter 3

    Welcome to our new website! We’ve spent the last few weeks adding the finishing touches and now we have something we’re very proud of. We’ve got a new blog section where we’ll be adding regular news and features, better galleries, customer testimonials and a clean new look. We’d love to[…]

  • Borve Estate Newsletter 2

    Borve Lodge Estate under new Management Our new manager, Steve Woodhall, has taken the reins at Borve Lodge Estate. Steve has a perfect pedigree for the job, having extensive experience in managing exclusive game estates in both Canada and the UK. A former NCO in the Scots Guards, Steve was[…]