Leys Estate aerial view

A modern Scottish estate with a difference.

Managing 7,800 acres of mixed use land & woodland.

We have been managing 1,200 acres of woodland and 5,250 acres of mixed agricultural land for almost 700 years. The demands on the land may have changed over the last seven centuries, but the basics of good environmental stewardship have not. We balance our commitment to work with the community to ensure sustainable development progresses with our commitment to maintain and enhance our natural and built heritage. Our 20-year Forest Management Plan lays out how we plan to do this between 2015 – 2035.

Supporting over 120 local businesses.

When Banchory and the wider area grows, it benefits us all. We are proud to support commercial enterprises in the Hill of Banchory Business Park. There are currently 77 commercial leases across the business park and estate. These range from garage stances to beehives to light industrial, office, retail and food business leases. The estate also provides sustainable biomass energy to over 200 households and businesses. This all comes together to provide opportunities and resources for the local community to help build better lives for everyone.

With community at it's heart.

Our commitment to the area and community has not changed for almost 700 years. We make the land available for major events such as the Banchory Beer Festival and a wide variety of events at the Milton events field each year. We also lease land at nominal rates to a whole host of community enterprises and have donated land for the Banchory Sports Village, a £7.7m facility which will include a six lane swimming pool, a learner pool, a four court sports hall, two squash courts, a gymnasium and a community area.

With almost 700 years of history & heritage, the Leys Estate Group is committed to ...

Protect, Enhance, Educate.

Scottish Prints To Raise Funds For River Dee Trust
Profits from the sale of Deeside Quartet, painted by noted Aberdeen artist Chris Sharp, will be donated to River Dee Trust.
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New Monthly Market For Milton of Crathes Events Field
Affa Fine Markets will be held on the first Sunday of each month.
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Public Reminded About The Dangers Of Fire
The warnings follow a number of worrying incidences in the Hill of Banchory area.
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