Our news section displays a selection of media coverage that Luss Estates and our businesses have received, as well as our news releases covering important community and environmental issues.
Luss Estates outraged at poisoning of 300 year old beech trees on Inchtavannach Island, Loch Lomond by Scottish Natural Heritage
Hundreds of native beech trees, many over 300 years old, have been poisoned on Inchtavannach Island, Loch Lomond by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
Simon Miller suggested that author Cameron McNeish and Jess Dolan of Ramblers Scotland join the Luss Estates' team on one of its monthly litter-pick stints to see exactly what the excesses of irresponsible wild camping produce month after month.
We are delighted to announce the arrival of two new chefs at the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel who have created delicious new menus based around seasonal Scottish produce.
The company has a proven track record of promoting employment in the area and is working closely with local development trusts to help create community-owned renewable schemes.
Lantra’s Rural Skills film, sponsored by Historic Scotland and the Skills Partnership, follows a group of six unemployed young men for a week with Luss Estates as they explore the diverse range of jobs in the countryside, including dry-stane dyking with Master Craftsman, Jim Hanson.
Rev. Ian Miller, Ross Dea of sponsor Carr’s Hutchisons Mills in Kirkcaldy, and Colin Stone of STV Glasgow’s Riverside Show were the lucky judges, whilst Clan Chieftain Sir Malcolm Colquhoun Bt opened the event with Lady Colquhoun presenting the prizes.
"The key issue however is that the islands of Loch Lomond are not included in this proposal.
While it's not the most enjoyable task, the staff cheerfully enter into the spirit of the job, welcoming a hot coffee and bacon rolls at the Loch Lomond Arms at the end of litter pick.
This five-day programme of skills workshops covered all aspects of estate management, from fencing and environmental conservation to woodland planting, sheep farming, drystone dyking and agricultural engineering.
RHET aims to build bridges and understanding between farmers, producers and pupils and relies on volunteers to do so. The dairy session was run by local dairy farmers and pupils learned the journey of milk from grass to glass with Millie, the lifesize fibreglass milking cow.