The Lennox family have been farming on the hills next to the banks of Loch Lomond since 1750 – producing Scotch lamb andScotch beef for generations. The family have been established in agritourism for the last 30 years, providing a warm welcome and high level of hospitality to visitors staying in their bed and breakfast, and self-catering business.
Bobby, Anne and Kay work full time on the farm, with Kay’s husband Dougie working full-time as a boat builder. Dougie and Kay have two children.
The Lennox family farm at Shemore and Shantron farms on the Luss Estate, which is situated next to the banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland.
Established in agritourism for the last 30 years, the Lennox family are experienced in running a tourism business on the farm.
Shantron Farm includes a self-catering three bedroom cottage run by Anne. From 1991 to 2018, Anne run the business as bed and breakfast, but now the cottage operates as self-catering.
Kay and husband Dougie run the self-catering two bedroom cottage at Shemore and are currently developing a new luxury glamping business, based on the farm.
The family also wish to develop farm tours and experiences for members of the public and guests staying in their cottages, including visitors watching or take part in lambing, shearing, dyking and mustering.
Shemore and Shantron farms are run over 1,500 hectares, compromising of mostly hill land.
The family run a flock of 1,400 Blackface ewes, producing Scotch lamb, of which 400 are fully recorded with Signet. Lambs are sold as prime lambs and the family also sell a number of recorded rams.
The farming enterprise also includes 20 suckler cows which are out-wintered, with calves sold at 15 months through the store ring at auction.
West Central Monitor Farm Focus
|Wednesday 15th January 2020, Time: 10.30am-3.30pm||Stirling Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN|
Come along to the first Scottish Enterprise Agritourism Meeting of 2020 at Stirling Agricultural Centre.
This meeting will be focused on how to run a happy family business and plan for successful succession and will include speakers; Sian Bushell and Linda Tinson.
Many farming family businesses are being held back by inadequate succession planning, with key problems including; a lack of clarity on roles, responsibilities and objectives and too many generations/parts of family trying to get a living from the farm/agritourism business.
**More details to follow.**
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