Farm within touching distance of Balmoral Castle thanks 'royal neighbours' for helping hand in success

Ken and Margaret Howie said they diversified their beef farm to accommodate cottages and an activity park

clock • 6 min read
Ken Howie said he saw an opportunity to diversify an old dilapidated barn into self-let accommodation on Cairnton Farm
Image:

Ken Howie said he saw an opportunity to diversify an old dilapidated barn into self-let accommodation on Cairnton Farm

When you live within a stone's throw away from royalty, there are going to be ample opportunities to boost your farming business. Ken and Margaret Howie's 175 acre Aberdeenshire Cairnton Farm, based...

To continue reading this article...

Join Farmers Guardian

  • Farmers Guardian is the ultimate resource for farmers, providing unparalleled coverage of the key issues and trends affecting the agricultural industry.
  • Real-Time Updates: Get the latest news and analysis on what's happening in the agricultural sector right now. From market trends to technological advancements.
  • Expert Insights for Smart Decision Making: We provide in-depth articles and features designed to help you navigate the ever-changing agricultural landscape. From crop management techniques to livestock breeding strategies, our goal is to arm you with the tools you need for profitable farming.
  • Join the Farmers Guardian community today and unlock a world of knowledge and opportunities for your agricultural business. We are dedicated to supporting farmers like you, and our mission is to empower you with the information and resources needed to thrive.

Register now Become a member

 

Already a member?

Login

Milking Equipment

Milking Equipment

VIEW ADVERT
£POA

Milking equipment

Milking equipment

VIEW ADVERT
£POA

Delaval Blue Diamond 32/32

Delaval Blue Diamond 32/32

VIEW ADVERT
£POA

More on Diversification

The UK farm stays bucking the trend

The UK farm stays bucking the trend

It has been a tough year for accommodation diversifications but some farm businesses have thrived despite the economic conditions

Alex Black
clock 13 July 2024 • 2 min read
Diversification protects historic apple orchards at Herefordshire farm

Diversification protects historic apple orchards at Herefordshire farm

With the traditional cider sector under pressure in the UK, Herefordshire farmer Paul Stephens is looking to keep the industry alive.

clock 28 June 2024 • 4 min read
Permitted development changes will 'unlock' further diversification opportunities

Permitted development changes will 'unlock' further diversification opportunities

The changes will allow people to create more residential dwellings as well as open new diversifications

Alex Black
clock 25 May 2024 • 3 min read