This time last year, we invited stakeholders to come to Winton House, tour the estate and give us their feedback.
Since then we’ve used the time to take those comments on board. And like the wise owl in our picture, give them due
“What next?” you’re probably thinking. As are we.
We would like to invite you back to continue the conversation as we formulate a plan for the next generation.
This is extended to all with an interest in the estate, particularly Pencaitland, New Winton and Ormiston.
We look forward to welcoming you to Winton again so you are invited to join us on either:
Saturday 24 January,
9.30-11.30 am at
cake and coffee on arrival.
Or Monday 26 January,
4-6pm at Winton House;
tea and cake on arrival.
Here’s a little background on our proposals.
Conservation and Employment:
The farm at Broomrigg represents an opportunity for redevelopment to create employment and add to diversity for the wildlife habitat. However, these options can only exist with profitable businesses in the background.
Broomrigg Farm itself could be redeveloped to provide a rustic wedding venue, activity and visitor centre with bakery. Activities centre will be dependent on water resource which would only come from adjacent sand and gravel extraction and lochside self-catering lodges as done at countless other places including Monzievaird.
We are investigating plans for wind turbines, biomass and solar. One turbine at Broomrigg and potentially two elsewhere. Biomass heating for steading and housing at Broomrigg.
Pile of stone which needs constant investment! Provider of employment and draw for investment from visiting groups locally and internationally.
Development here is not even work in progress, but it is noted that some would like it to be. Aim to add to the village in a gradual way to retain character and services.