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Scottish Government Bull Stud

Location: Knocknagael, Inverness
Type of building: Agricultural Building

Project Details

The £3 million transformation of the stud – which provides a bull hire scheme for crofters – has seen its outdated farm buildings demolished and replaced with a new office, quarantine building, main bull housing building, GP building and silage clamp.

While its primary role is to provide a home for up to 150 bulls, the Knocknagael stud also ticks a lot of environmental boxes – it features a bat roost, bird boxes and biosecurity hedging, alongside an air source heating system, solar thermal and solar PV panels.

The Robinsons’ team worked to erect the bullpen buildings, a general-purpose building, a quarantine area, and offices as well as install the internal bullpens and gates.

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More fit for purpose!
“The modernised stud provides quality modern accommodation for the bulls which is more fit for purpose with an increased emphasis on health and safety and we have optimised the bulls’ welfare needs.”

Paul Wheelhouse
Former Scottish Minister for Energy

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