Henry’s tour day 61: Balmoral

Weds 8 July Copy

Henry’s back in Scotland and went for a mooch around Balmoral, the Queen’s private residence on the eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park.

The royal family are known to enjoy a spot of grouse shooting when they decamp to Scotland each summer. They have 2,940 hectares of grouse moor at Corgarff, as well as renting 4,688 hectares of sporting rights from the neighbouring Invercauld Estate.

Interestingly, there appears to be a recent intensification of grouse moor management on the leased ground, especially on the Glen Callater and Baddock beats at Glen Clunie. Hmm….

A while ago it was suggested to us that the Queen would be exempt from any vicarious liability prosecution, should any of the pertinent raptor crimes that might lead to a prosecution be uncovered on land she either owns or rents. We’re not sure how accurate this statement is and would be interested to hear from anybody with a more detailed knowledge.

2 Responses to “Henry’s tour day 61: Balmoral”

  1. 1 Douglas Malpus
    July 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    It seems that you don’t have to be “The Queen” to be immune from prosecution, vicarious or otherwise!!

  2. 2 Biz Miller
    July 9, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    What on earth do they need to rent land for…they’re never there!

    This wouldn’t be a cunning ruse to get the public’s money into Captain Farquharson’s corduroy trizer pockets?

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