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Remony Estate, Perthshire


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Case Study Irish Golden Eagle Reintroduction

Remony Estate is located on the southern shore of Loch Tay in Perthshire and is owned by the Duncan Millar family.  The primary business of the estate is hill-farming, with tourism, forestry, sport and electricity generation all playing their part in this diverse family enterprise.  The estate sports a rich diversity of wildlife and has contributed to the Irish Golden Eagle Reintroduction Project.

Having spotted a golden eagle nesting on a ledge, the estate began to monitor the nest and soon after realised that the eagle had laid eggs.  When the eggs hatched the estate reported the events to Operation Country Watch.

The estate was then approached by the local raptor study group, who then made contact with the Irish Golden Eagle Reintroduction Project.  This project seeks to re-establish a viable self-sustaining breeding population of golden eaagles in north-west Ireland after an absence of almost 100 years.  

The estate worked with the Golden Eagle Trust to lift one of the two chicks to join the Reintroduction Project.  The chick was safely delivered to the project in Ireland where it joined a female eagle from the Isle of Mull.  The remainng chick was ringed to allow Remony Estate to monitor and observe the bird's life on the grounds for years to come.

Remony Estate owner James Duncan Millar says "I'm very proud of the range of biodiversity that Remony Estate offers.  It has had a fair number of raptors over the years, which at one time or another has included sea eagles, golden eagle, merlin and peregrines - some of Scotland's most iconic and statuesque species.  Management of the grouse moor also assures numbers of golden plover, curlew, oystercatcher and lapwing.  Black grouse are making a comeback, and the estate's red squirrels are also flourishing."  

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