• Balcarres
  • Balcaskie
  • Elie
  • Gilston
  • Kilconquhar
  • Strathtyrum

In-hand farming is characterised by direct control of the activities on the land, either through contracting arrangements or by farming with direct labour.

The in-hand farming gives the families a greater say in the day-to-day management of their land and a commensurately greater share of the financial risks and rewards.

The families running East Neuk estates are hands-on. We have an active involvement in the farming of our own land and – through the East Neuk Estates group – have an avid interest and engagement in the management of our neighbouring farms.

From in-hand, mixed-use farming – with both livestock and arable – to our planning and management of supporting enterprises across the estates, each of us is involved in the day-to-day decision-making that drives our own businesses.

That involvement is reflected in our environmental work that we undertake independently of each other Рas well as collaboratively under the East Neuk Estates’ banner.