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25 Aug
The new Stickley Hamilton Collection, Lady Waterford Hall

It may be difficult to imagine the circumstances under which Lady Louisa found herself moving to Ford in 1859; recently widowed and childless through fate rather than will, Louisa nonetheless lost no time in commissioning the construction of the school for the benefit of the children whose parents lived and worked on the estate. Her […]

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31 Mar
Forest Bathing beside the River Till at Etal

Now more than ever it seems we are being asked to remember how vital nature and the natural world is to our physical and mental well-being. Being in such a beautiful part of the world means we don’t have to go far off the beaten track to find beauty, peace and tranquillity; I can think […]

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09 May
The Louisa Waterford Prize

Furniture maker Rob Elliot, from Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, is the first-ever winner of the Louisa Waterford Prize.  His stunning Flow Desk and Chair installation was unanimously selected for the 2022 Prize. The multi-disciplinary work of the 24 finalists was exhibited at Lady Waterford Hall over three days in early May. Winner Rob Elliot […]

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05 May
New Acquisition at Lady Waterford Hall

Thanks to a generous donation, Lady Waterford Hall has been able to purchase a stunning portrait of Louisa, Lady Waterford, by James Rannie Swinton commissioned in 1851. Swinton (1816 – 1888) was born in Berwickshire and studied at Edinburgh’s Trustees’ Academy before being enrolled in the Royal Academy in London in 1840. He soon became […]

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11 Apr
FitzClarence Gates Away for Conservation

The FitzClarence gates at Letham Hill were commissioned by Lady Augusta FitzClarence, owner of Etal Manor from 1821 to 1876, as a surprise for her husband Lord Frederick FitzClarence, Lieutenant-General in the British army and an illegitimate son of King William IV. Sadly, Lord FitzClarence did not see this gift as he succumbed to illness […]

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03 Dec
Storm Arwen

Our teams are working extremely hard to clear the damage from Storm Arwen but it may take some time to get to every part of Ford & Etal Estates. Please take care when walking on footpaths on and around the Estates and look out for paths damaged by falling trees.

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01 Mar
Business Opportunity

Calling all foodies: a fantastic business opportunity has arisen to run the café at Heatherslaw Corn Mill from May 2021. It lies amongst a cluster of tourist attractions at Heatherslaw, on Ford & Etal Estates. The business is normally open seasonally, from late-March to early November, seven days a week and is offered on licence […]

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01 Mar
Sales Assistant Vacancy

Heatherslaw Cornmill Gift Shop on Ford & Etal Estates is recruiting for a reliable,capable and friendly sales assistant to work on Saturdays and Sundays.You will be working independently, opening up the shop, dealing with sales,stocking shelves, welcoming people to Heatherslaw Mill. Previous retail experience would be useful, but is not essential as full training willbe given. […]

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