Duchy Farmer Named Dairy Innovator of 2015

Duchy Farmer Named Dairy Innovator of 2015

 A former Duchy Scholar has been named Dairy Innovator of the Year at the 2015 British Farming Awards. Mark Verity has lived on the Duchy’s Whitewell estate in Lancashire all his life and in recent years has been gradually taking over responsibility for the 700-acreRadholme Laund farm from his father, Stuart. In 2010, Mark attended […]

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Duchy sponsors Forest of Bowland AONB Awards

A former headteacher was presented with the Duchy of Lancaster-sponsored Outstanding Contribution Award at this year’s Forest of Bowland AONB Awards. Since moving to the village of Bleasdale 25 years ago, Jean Fone has variously been a primary school headteacher, fundraiser, community leader, volunteer ranger, historian and archivist. Judges at the awards said: “Jean has […]

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Golden year as Scalby Lodge scoops five more awards

The Duchy of Lancaster’s Scalby Lodge holiday cottages have been awarded five Gold Awards by holiday rental website, Cottages4You. Five properties on the Duchy’s tourism site, Mulgrave, Fortescue, Fell, Harrowby and The Barn, were each recognised by the independent online broker, which acknowledged the exemplary quality, facilities and services offered. A Gold Award is given […]

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Five star success for Duchy holiday homes

Two holiday cottages in the Duchy of Lancaster’s Scalby Lodge development have been awarded five star ratings by Visit Britain tourism board’s Quality in Tourism scheme. Both the Fortescue and Scarborough cottages have been awarded the honour which promotes only the highest standard of holiday homes by recognising the exemplary quality, sustainability and accessibility of […]

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