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A Special & Memorable Experience

Ballogie has stunning natural beauty, biodiverse habitats, and cultural heritage.  We celebrate rural skills and believe in community. Weaving together farmland, forest, river and moorland, we practise integrated land management.

We actively encourage responsible visitors to explore and enjoy Ballogie, so they too can benefit from the calm and tranquillity of our unique rural location; from the south banks of the River Dee, through the woodland pathways and up to the heather clad hills beyond, Ballogie is undoubtedly a special place.

The Nicol Family

The land has been under the stewardship of the Nicol family since 1850 and Malcolm Nicol is the current estate manager. 

In 2021 ownership was transferred to three of his daughters; Abby, Jenny and Alice, all of whom live and work on the estate with their young families.

The three partners are committed to the estate’s future development, showcasing its finest produce through Potarch Café and managing the land in a wise and balanced approach, to safeguard its biodiverse habitats and wildlife.

Alice, Abigail and Jenny Nicol

Estate Staff

We have a small resilient team, who are both passionate and dedicated to the roles that they play, in the success of the different business enterprises. We are fiercely proud of their hard work and commitment, ensuring that every single visitor, customer, and guest has a rewarding and memorable experience while on the estate.

Investors in People

Ballogie is a proud member of the Investors in People scheme achieving gold accreditation for staff training and development. We have also been nominated as a finalist for the Investors in People Awards for ‘Excellence in Social Responsibility’.

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