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I name this ship……..

  I name this ship I’ve just been thinking about this time three years ago when I was asked to name and launch a boat from Ross Bay by some of our regular guests (well, being completely honest I was reminded by Facebook, other applications are available!). Here’s the story of how it came about.

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Ross Bay Retreat…. Scottish Thistle Awards……..2019

Scottish Thistle Awards 2019 / 2020   Ross Bay Retreat – Best Self Catering Accommodation Finalist – West Region We are very excited here at Ross Bay Retreat as the Scottish Thistle Awards day is fast approaching and we have been nominated. The date that we will biting our nails, crossing our fingers and gently

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The cottages…….

We have now had Byre by the Sea opened for a few weeks and got over a few little teething problems…….we have a few bookings for next year too so that makes us smile.  This weekend we see the Tour of Britain cycling race ending in Kirkcudbright so that should be a spectacle not to

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Muck spreading.

Dry ground equals muck spearing on the farmland! Our bedding from winter is all loaded into the rota spreader and spread across the fields to make the grass grow. A natural fertiliser which also adds soil depth for the grass roots to make growing much better. Green grass equals happy contented cows and sheep (husband

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What a view.

Well for February the weather is lovely, sunshine and dryness, I am sure we will have to pay for it later in the year. Its still a little chilly but thought I would have 10 minutes out with the camera – its so photogenic here at Ross.

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Views of Miekle Ross from the Mull of Ross.

Just while we were out and about our daily business of checking the stock and land here at Ross farm, one sometimes has to stop, and take a photo or two.  The wonderful scenery and landscape is so inviting to get the camera out.  We have many deer as well just roaming around the land

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Winter is here!

The grass is going and the weather has turned.  Woolly sheep, hairy cattle and lots of hard work on the farm at this time of the year!  We always look forward to the Winter solstice, after the 21st December the days start getting longer again.  We will be planning to scan the sheep in January

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View from the Office in November.

All jobs have good and bad points, ours too.  As we head off around the farm on the quadbike to check the stock it is sometimes great to just stop and take in the view……how lucky are we to have a view like this from on the top of Meikle Ross?  No wonder the sheep

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A Trip to Laggan Outdoor.

Our family recently had a trip for a birthday surprise to Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre which is only a short drive from Ross Bay.  We had a great day, zip wire, archery, reverse steer jeep, clay pigeon shooting ending with a superb meal in the Basecamp café.  Some wonderful family memories made, why don’t you

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Isle of Man.

A nice view of the Isle of Man 27 miles south of Ross. Its amazing to see it just sat in the water.

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