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Dunans Rising Tartan is now in stock!

Posted by Charles Dixon-Spain on

Delighted to say that we have received the first batch of three bales of Tartan from one of our suppliers, and it is beautiful!

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Extraordinary Ecosystem change: Can Pine Martens control Grey Squirrels to the benefit of the Reds?

Posted by Dixon-Spain on

Another one of those thought-provoking ecosystem observations, this time from Ireland, which if taken up could see the grey tree rats exiled from these islands altogether. I kid you not! http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/30/how-to-eradicate-grey-squirrels-without-firing-a-shot-pine-martens Something perhaps to consider and debate with the community forest at Stronafian … Should it be Grey or Gray – given the source of … Continue reading Extraordinary Ecosystem change: Can Pine Martens control Grey Squirrels to the benefit of the Reds?

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A Valentines Day Gift: Chocolates from ScottishLaird

Posted by Dixon-Spain on

Not sure we need to say much more, except that our sensational selection of six Scottish chocolates were made as a special commission for us by the excellent Caramiche Chocolatiers who can be found in Dunoon in a gorgeous haze of chocolateness … Chocolates helping restore a castle in Scotland – wonderful! There’s the Dunans … Continue reading A Valentines Day Gift: Chocolates from ScottishLaird

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Landslip at Dunans: Ravine path closed, repairs imminent!

Posted by Dixon-Spain on

This winter has been very hard on the grounds at Dunans. We’ve seen so much intense rainfall that the paths, like last year, are a quagmire. Some relief was afforded by the freeze of last week, but the problem is deep-seated and is about what is happening to the climate overall. In early January the … Continue reading Landslip at Dunans: Ravine path closed, repairs imminent!

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Safety First at Dunans: Protecting our visitors and also the castle

Posted by Dixon-Spain on

Over the last year, as you’ll know if you have been following us, we’ve put in place a variety of surveys, plans and consultations which will help us realise the restoration of the castle. Over Christmas David Wright helped us take a small step further by installing a safety fence around the castle. Now most … Continue reading Safety First at Dunans: Protecting our visitors and also the castle

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