NRN PARTNER: Black Isle Brewery Farm


Munlochy, Black Isle, Highland
Area Committed:
130 acres

Straddling a gently sloping valley on the Black Isle, Old Allangrange is a small oasis where farming goes hand-in-hand with nature recovery. The main enterprise on site is a unique organic brewery which is complemented by a working farm and horticulture business. Throughout the landholding, the emphasis is firmly on working with both nature and the local community in order to fight biodiversity loss. 

Key rewilding commitments:

  • MORE NATIVE WOODLAND: Extensive woodland creation has already occurred around the farm, and there are opportunities for more broadleaf planting of copses and hedgerows in order to increase connectivity.
  • MORE SPACE FOR WATER: The owners are looking to increase the amount of standing water on site through creating more ponds and wetlands and exploring the re-naturalisation of a straightened waterway.

"At Black Isle we use our farm and brewery to promote a philosophy that places nature and organics at the forefront of what we do. We look forward to working with Northwoods to continue to create a patchwork of varied, biodiverse habitats, and provide further opportunities for environmental education and community outreach."

David Gladwin, owner