A private landowner plans to expand his fishing and hunting breaks business after buying another 9,800 acres of land in the West Highlands.
Richard Tuxford has bought East Glenquoich Estate with the help of a £1.4 million funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland.
The land adjoins his Tomdoun Estate , where Peter Pan creator JM Barrie is said to have holidayed with his children and been inspired to write his most famous novel.
The estate with 1,200 acres of woodland has deer stalking rights and fishing privileges. Tuxford now aims to offer fishing and shooting breaks with premium accommodation on a larger scale.
He said the move will create four jobs as well as conservation work. There is also permission for the land to be used for renewable energy generation.
Tuxford said: “Prior to purchasing Tomdoun, I had been visiting the area for a number of years on fishing and shooting breaks, which is a huge passion of mine. I have now acquired both of the estates with a clear vision in mind – to provide the best fishing and shooting experience in the area.
“The funding from Royal Bank of Scotland has enabled me to transform my vison into a reality and expand my offering. I’m extremely grateful for the support and excellent service they provided.”
The deal was advised and brokered by Royal Bank of Scotland Broker Development Manager, Steven Darbyshire and Independent Banking Professionals Ltd.
Nick Pigott, Relationship Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “Stemming from a passion, Richard has created an excellent experience for fishing and shooting enthusiasts, in a key location with great history.
“The Estate is an asset to the local community with the creation of jobs and the ability to attract tourists to the area.”