Wiston weathers the storm

As we step into spring 2022, we reflect on the past and look to the future. Our friends will recall bidding farewell to Jonny Sutherland last summer, as he relocated with his family including Wiston character Barney the dog; and as autumn turned into winter, we welcomed Fiona Hird as

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Isobel Lindsay steps down as Chair

Our amazing chairperson has decided to step down, following our recent AGM. Isobel Lindsay has been a fantastic advocate for Wiston Lodge since the formation of the charity in 2007.  In this time, she has overseen the growth of the charity to a successful enterprise, which is proud to have

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From little acorns…

There have been some changes to part of our woods! Forestry contractors have begun removing 2 hectares of non-native trees from the edge of the estate. This is all sitka spruce, which was planted as a windbreak by previous owners and is largely a forestry crop. The removal of these

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Warm welcome for the Russell Hub!

We are delighted to be able to show off our new-build, on the site of the Little Lodge. The new lodge creates an outdoor education hub, complete with classroom, and self-contained showering and changing facilities. Demolition of the Little Lodge was on 3 December 2019 and the foundations were laid

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How Colin keeps Wiston Lodge warm

Making sure our guests have warm rooms and hot water is vital and, thanks to our biomass boilers, the lodge is cosy even in winter. Our head groundsman, Colin Aitken, oversees the two burners and their infrastructure, a system which was installed in 2015. The system is highly efficient, and

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