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Landed Estates

Andrew Brough

Andrew Brough works for The Buccleuch Estates Ltd as the Estate Manager of Bowhill Estate.

My job is never dull! My role is the management of a 63,000 acre estate in the Scottish Borders. While the Estate has sporting interests, farming and forestry, my main role is the management of the property portfolio. From drafting licences for small areas of ground to letting houses & farms, managing a repairs budget and the development of Master Plans, I can be involved in it all.

We also carry out some fairly large infrastructure projects; at the moment we are installing two bridges on a farm after the previous bridges collapsed. Away from the estate I spend time talking to local communities and politicians about what we do and keeping them up to speed with the issues which are currently affecting the estate.

Finally, every once in a while I get the opportunity to get back on an ATV and ride round the hills, getting close up with what happens on the estate. On a sunny day I don’t think anybody has a better job!