Rural Skills at Leckmelm and Ullapool High

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We were invited to Moy Game Fair this year with Alasdair MacDonald the Keeper at Dundonnell Estate to receive an award for Ullapool High School. This was presented by Fergus Ewing MSP Minister of Agriculture and supported by Scottish Land and Estates.

Fergus Ewing MSP, Lucy Beattie Leckmelm Holiday Cottages and Estate and family at Moy Game Fair

We have been working with Ullapool High School since 2007 to deliver Rural Skills training to pupils ranging from lime mortaring to lambing. There have been over 100 pupils who have come to the farm on a weekly basis. It's been great to see their progress some of whom have gone on to shepherding in New Zealand, working for the forestry commission and deer stalking to name but a few of the career paths that young people have taken.

This year we pleased to receive not only this award for the school but also to attend with the school to win the Lantra Rural Skills School of the year award.

Just a quick line to thank you for a lovely week at Leckmelm House. Lovely house and I can't think of a better spot. The track out up the hill certainly lets us know we live in flat Lincolnshire! Lottie, our border, has actually gone home with sore paws from the walking we managed. Due to our daughters wedding we never made it to Scotland this summer but we did manage a week in Skye in March and the weather was amazing then as well. You live in paradise although I'm sure you don't have enough time to enjoy it!
Tony, Karen and Lottie the border Terrier

Leckmelm Estate, Loch Broom, Ullapool IV23 2RN Scotland

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