Set within acres of prime agricultural land, Gill Hall Estate is a location that’s famous for its beauty and its intrigue. Established in 1670 by Sir John Magill, the now ruined stately home was made famous by Lady Nicola Beresford’s ghostly premonitions in 1693, and while the original architecture has disappeared, the natural beauty of the estate has been left very much in tact. It is now home to two of the UK’s oldest and finest pedigree breeds of cattle UpperMill Shorthorns and Old Glenort Angus.
Local Exhibitor Shines at Royal Highland Show
It may have been one of the wettest Highland Shows on record but nothing could dampen the spirits of a number of local exhibitors who excelled in the cattle and sheep rings. Crowds flocked to the Ingliston show grounds with more than 162,000 visitors recorded through the turnstiles - the 5th highest figure ever on record. The Royal Highland Show, which is now in its 172nd year, is regarded as one of the leading agricultural events in the United Kingdom and each year attracts entries from right across the mainland and Ireland.