It was our pleasure to have the company of Drumguish residents join us in an informal walk with our highland ponies. Local historian David Taylor and Director of Conservation Thomas MacDonell gave talks on the old ways of life in the glen (Glenfeshie) and Wildland’s current conservation agenda. WildLand staff and our guests discussed the past, present and future for this fantastic area and the community and wildlife that share it.
After some fairly harsh spring weather at the start of the week, we were delighted to see blue skies and sunshine as the crowd gathered at Killiehuntly for departure. Introductions were formalised and we set off as a 40 strong parade behind our pannier adorned Highland ponies Jock and Katrine carrying waterproof jackets – just in case!
Spirits were high and Mr Taylor and Thomas were warmly challenged by interested guests. The history of the area and future vision was shared and discussed with interest. We arrived at Balguish Bothy to a light barbecue lunch of Lynaberack Roe venison burgers, a beer or two, chat, debate and even a tune on the pipes. It was a wonderful day with warmth and positivity shown by all.
Thank you to all involved and to our neighbours for their company.