Hi, we are Robin and Fiona Wallace and we are delighted to welcome you to Bengairn Country Lodges, on our home farm of Mains of Collin.
We have farmed here for 30 years, firstly when Robin was Farm Manager, then as tenant farmers for 20 years and in 2013 we got the most wonderful opportunity to buy our farm and our home. We can honestly say that we don’t want to live anywhere else in the world and we hope that our lodges bring you a little bit of the comfort and peace that we consider Mains of Collin to have.
We have 2 sons, Blair and Finlay. Finlay works with us at home, so you may see him on your travels. Blair works and lives off farm but is a great help when he comes home so you may also spot him around at times.
Farm work and the Lodges keep us all busy, but when time allows Robin and I love getting out and about on our bikes – a Lockdown extravagance – but such a healthy and enjoyable one. This photo was taken a couple of years ago on Arthurs’ Seat, Edinburgh on a rare trip to Murrayfield for the rugby – a fantastic weekend treat for us.
The Lodge project was first thought about in 2018 in an effort to counteract the effect that Brexit was going to have on the sheep industry. As another string to our bow, we thought siting tents around Bengairn Loch may attract some visitors. The project grew arms and legs and in September 2019 we cleared the loch of much of the weed and rush that had accumulated over the last 100 years in preparation for a more permanent farm diversification. Since then, development has been tricky through the pandemic, but we are now delighted to be able to welcome guests to Rowan and Holly at Bengairn Country Lodges.