NRN PARTNER: Nether Glenny Farm


Port of Menteith, Central
Area Committed:
84 acres

Netherglenny Farm lies in a hidden glen in the Monteith Hills, with panoramic views over the Lake of Monteith. The site is both a working farm and operates as a successful agri-tourism enterprise with self-catering cottages and a bothy. The highland cross cattle provide income, but also help restore ecosystem processes by breaking up the bracken, disturbing the soil, and increasing the number of invertebrates on site.

Key rewilding commitments:

  • MORE NATIVE WOODLAND:  Create new native woodlands on lower slopes and undertake enrichment planting in higher areas.
  • MORE SPACE FOR WATER: Increase standing water by installing a new pond.
  • REINSTATE NATURAL GRAZING: Use native cattle to create habitat mosaics.

“When we took over the farm, we were determined to bring a fresh approach. Producing produce food is important, but we also want to spread the word about the importance of doing so in a way that increases wildlife abundance and drives nature recovery”.

Matt and Alison Woods