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.
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.