New beginnings…

You may have noticed that we haven’t posted for a while here at the Holding. We have been so busy preparing for and dealing with our new arrival! Our beautiful daughter was born at the end of June.

Along with the arrival of our little ray of sunshine we have had so many other things going on at the Holding from exciting births to heartbreaking deaths and crazy house renovations thrown in for good measure. We can’t wait to bring you up to speed with everything that’s been going on and share our highs and lows.

We are also closely following a review of legislation which directly affects the future of our smallholding and our family’s livelihood. The Small Landholders Act is currently under review by the Scottish Government.

While Aimée has been on maternity leave she has been following the review closely and corresponding with the government. We hope to share matters as they progress on this subject in the hope it may assist others who are affected directly by this legislation.

With the birth of our daughter it has become even more crucial to protect our rights and push for improvements that not only benefit her future but also the future generations of smallholders.

We’d love to hear from other smallholders or anyone who loves the country life with your stories. Please share links to your blogs as we’d love to read them and trade tips.

Graeme & Aimee

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