The Airlie Estates

The Airlie Estates are situated in the Angus Glens and cover a wide variety of landscape from moorland to arable farm land. The Estate has been in the Ogilvy family for at least 700 years, though its boundaries have inevitably altered over time. At the present time it consists of over 30,000 acres, largely in Glens Clova, Prosen and Moy. The family home, Cortachy Castle, which dates back from the 16th century, lies at the heart of the Estate.

The main activities consist of organic and conventional farming, forestry, property and agricultural rents, sporting lets and access management, all these activities are inter-linked and the estate makes every effort to ensure that a balance is maintained between them.

Conservation

Conservation is a very important aspect of the estate, buildings are maintained using traditional materials, controlled heather burning is carried out, deer numbers are kept to a sustainable level and a fly only policy is adopted on the rivers South Esk and Prosen.

The Rural Stewardship Schemes are adopted wherever possible together with an increase in land farmed under organic methods. The Estate is also involved in commercial and amenity woodland management.

Location

The Estate is located in the Angus region of Scotland near the town of Kirriemuir. Route B955 connects Cortachy Castle to Kirriemuir (5 miles).

To reach Kirriemuir by road

From Dundee take the A90 northward for around 12 miles, then turn off at the A926 (signposted for Kirriemuir - 5 miles).
From Perth take the A93 to Blairgowrie, then the A926 to Kirriemuir.
From Edinburgh take the A90/M90 over the Forth Bridge to the outskirts of Perth, then take the A93/A926 route as above.
From Glasgow take the A/M80 and M9/A9 to the outskirts of Perth, then take the A93/A926 as above.
Click here for further information about Road travel from the Angus & Dundee Tourist board's website.

By coach

Coach services link Dundee with most major towns and cities in the UK and there is a regular bus service from Dundee to Kirriemuir.

By rail

Take the train to Dundee, then coach or car as above. Regular services run to dundee from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, glasgow and the south.

By air

Dundee airport provides scheduled air service connections worldwide via Edinburgh and Manchester.