News 25 June 2015
The Crown Estate has agreed the sale of the Bryanston Estate in Dorset to a UK company held on behalf of the Viscount Rothermere and his son the Hon Vere Harmsworth for an undisclosed sum. The purchase is consistent with the family’s long-term strategy to diversify its investment holdings.
News 19 June 2015
Devizes local farmers this week joined The Crown Estate, which has joined forces with Innovation for Agriculture, to host a series of seminars across the UK for farmers on its estates to explore ways to improve soil quality.
News 17 June 2015
Landowners, The Crown Estate, Luton Borough Council and Butterfield Land, have announced that they have selected Henry Boot Developments to complete the next phase of development at Butterfield Business Park and build out the remaining two-thirds of the 90 acre site.
News 12 June 2015
The Scottish Aquaculture Awards recognised the best of Scotland’s aquaculture industry at an event in Edinburgh last night.
‘Moos, Milk’ educational day in Somerset
Local focus 09 June 2015
Eastbury Farm near Minehead opened its gates to children in the latest in a series of educational events held across our rural estates.
The event attracted up 350 children from 12 local schools, who were there to see first hand life on a modern dairy farm and learn about farming as a career.
Environmental charity the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) was also on hand to show how the farm combines dairy production with taking a positive approach to the environment.
Maritime archaeological discoveries on the West coast of Scotland
Local focus 15 May 2015
A community-based underwater archaeology project funded by The Crown Estate has uncovered a wide range of finds, including flying boats, stone anchors, shipwrecks and coastal heritage sites on Scotland’s west coast.
Project SAMPHIRE is led by WA Coastal & Marine in partnership with RCAHMS and the Flinders University of South Australia. In 2013 we announced a further £75,000 over two years.
RSPB call for volunteers for Portland little terns
Local focus 08 May 2015
The RSPB are calling for volunteers to help warden the little tern colony at Portland from late May to the end of July.
Gary Thompson, Asset Manager, said: “We are pleased to continue to support this project which has seen the only little tern colony in the south west increase from 10 to 33 breeding pairs; which of course is mainly due to the dedicated, diligent and tireless work of the wardens and volunteers.”
News 14 April 2015
We have announced the shortlist for our 2015 Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards.
News 13 March 2015
The Crown Estate’s Virginia Water Pavilion, Windsor Great Park, received a Civic Trust Award which celebrates outstanding architecture and the built environment projects.