The Gateway of the Year

The Gateway of the Year

And so we find ourselves at the start of another year, in a mild January, in a benign winter. I visited Bannockburn House on New Year’s Day to check on the gardens and polytunnels after the strong winds of the previous few nights. To my surprise, a clump of brave...
The Apiary in Winter

The Apiary in Winter

In winter, honey bees in a colony cluster together for warmth.  Clustering starts when the ambient temperature drops below 14°C – loosely at first but as the temperature drops the cluster becomes more cohesive and compact.  The bees in the centre vibrate...
Looking Sharp

Looking Sharp

Our three young men Martin, Matt and Matthew have had the opportunity of a lifetime after being photographed in a high society styled photoshoot by top photographers David Ho and Sandie Knudsen of Headshots Scotland at our historic house.   Developing New Skills...
A dram fit for a Prince

A dram fit for a Prince

HRH Charles Edward Stuart arrived at Bannockburn House on the 6th January 1746. He remained at Bannockburn House for the rest of the month, chosen for its strategic location for the Siege of Stirling Castle and considered a place of safety as the Prince had a natural...
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