"Whether your here to salmon fish on the river tweed, experience the grandeur of an historic house, or soak in all the history and attractions Bemersyde has to offer. Our team is dedicated to providing you a truly unique experience at Bemersyde Estate, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Don't just take our word for it click here to hear what our visitors have to say."
Here at Bemersyde Estate we are very fortunate to have a unique team who not only look after the stunning house and grounds you see today, but are here to ensure your visit to Bemersyde is an unforgettable experience. Please take the time below to learn more about our highly experienced team and each of their roles here at Bemersyde.
The Housekeeper Margaret famous for her baking and chutneys, Margaret has worked for Lord Haig for some 30 years and has charge of the house, kitchen and garden. With a meticulous eye and a dislike of waste, Margaret makes everything run like clockwork. The kitchen and garden is Margaret’s pride and joy and her love of cooking ensure that any surplus is bottled, jellied and preserved.
The Ghillie Ian has managed the Bemersyde beat for nigh on 30 years. Ian’s knowledge of salmon fishing is in the blood – his father was a ghillie before him. His brother and nephew care for other beats on Tweed. Ian’s knowledge of wildlife and the countryside is legendary, and it is always pleasant to catch up on the latest happenings on the River Tweed.
The Gardener Terri heads up the gardening team, joining us last year, Terri has taught us and revolutionised the gardening regime. Terri’s insistence on perfection has insured composting, mulching and pruning are carried out vigorously. We look forward to adding to and planting in the Herbaceous Borders and adding more fruit trees. Terri is a member of The Gardeners Guild.
Peter has transformed the fruit trees with careful pruning and looked after the Spanish Chestnut and other unusual trees our woodlands surrounding the house.
Shane started with us last year and has proved invaluable re garden maintenance and garden work is vital in caring for our heritage and a stitch in time definitely saves nine!
David Proudfoot of Anderson’s Northern has worked with Lord Haig for over 25 years. When Lord Haig inherited the estate in 2009, Andersons took over the role of Factors and have managed the estate since then. So if you are looking for any information on visting Bemersyde Estate, letting of the house, corporate events, fishing availability or anything else please contact David on 01968 678465 or alternatively get in touch via email to David.Proudfoot@bemersydeestate.com.