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May 5, 2013
With this years foaling currently underway we are now starting to put together the first foal pages for 2013! We have so far had two foals with the next mare due in around one weeks time. We have added a lot of photos to the Faside Stud Facebook Page and we have now updated the Foals Page with our first foals.
We have also now bought four new types of chickens which each provide different coloured eggs including brilliant white, blue, freckled and brown as we wanted to introduce some variety. The lambing for the year is now complete and despite the snow, we are happy to report that it was a successful start the the year.
We have also created a Video Slideshow on our Youtube Channel of The Estate including the self catering and the bed and breakfast accommodation.
February 1, 2013
We just found the very early original Flash website for Faside Stud which we used up to 2007 so if anyone wants a look out of general interest the old website is still online here. Its amazing how much websites change, although we stil quite like the early one!
We have also revamped all the horse pages so that they now include embedded videos and an improved gallery with higher resolution images.
Also, The Tate Gallery are now displaying a previously unkown to us sketch of Faside Castle by the water colourist Turner.
January 21, 2013
A useful bit of information for anyone coming to Edinburgh for a holiday is you can purchase something called an Edinburgh Pass which gives you access many of the main attractions in Edinburgh for a flat rate. It is also quite economical for getting around The City as it covers certain transport to the destination.
We are also are about to host the prize winners of a Visit Scotland competition last year which was won by a couple in Yorkshire. We expect to be offering the same prize again this year and details will follow soon!
January 18, 2013
We have now a separate Trip Advisor listing for out Self Catering Listing and our existing listing which is now dedicated entirely to the B and B Listing. Anyone that has stayed is welcome to contribute and we welcome any feedback.
December 29, 2012
With New Year just about upon us we would like to wish everyone a happy and successful 2013. We will soon be updating the Faside Stud page for the coming years breeding.
A new property has recently been added to Domestic Lets Edinburgh Property Rentals.
September 16, 2012
We have just got a Pinterest Account so we can share some photo's of Faside Estate. If anyone is on Pinterest, please feel free to add us and to share photos with us. Also, if anyone has stayed and has photos they would like to share please do!
Other than that, just a quick update on what has been going on. We recently just sold one of our beautiful mares, Faside's Melody and will be staying locally near Edinburgh. We have also got the details for next years breeding at www.fasidestud.com and we have seven currently in foal for 2013.
August 28, 2012
The Festival and The Fringe are currently running full pace in Edinburgh and this year we have managed to get to a few shows which with the horses, sheep can be difficult to fit in sometimes. We are still to see the film, Brave, but the launch marked the start of the film festival and this year the festival moved location so The Speigel Tent has moved to George Street so the festival feels far more encompassing of the whole city this year. Also, the Assembly Rooms have now re-operned after a long restoration projection so another good year for Edinburgh festivals!
July 28, 2012
We have decided to make the castle available for exclusive use during The Golf Open in 2013. The property is available for the duration of the event and we have put some details together regarding the Exclusive Use of the property online and we will be adding some further information shortly!
On an additional note we have also recently set up an Instagram Account!
June 17, 2012
We have just added our Foals Page for 2012 and we have also created a For Sale Previously page so we can show our previous livestock as well as current.
Our most recent foal has been Called Faside Rousseau Magic and was born on the 15th.
June 6, 2012
We have just put inormation online of our first foal of 2012. The foal has been named Hotwire Faside and is a beautiful little colt and was born a few weeks back.
More information on this years foals will soon appear on our website and we are adding to the Faside Stud Facebook Page very frequently with updates!
April 29, 2012
We have now nearly finished lambing and we now have our first mother and foal of 2012. We will soon be adding a foal page for this years foals and hopefully we should have four foals by the end of the season!
After a little bit of technical wizardry you can now automatically Post Updates to Wall on Facebook to make it easier to follow our core announcements!
March 12, 2012
We are getting close to lambing season and we have recently added a section to our website on our sheep. They are mainly rare breed black Wensleydale and at different times of the year we intend to have various products on sale including wool, mutton and sheep skins.
If you want to read more about our flock, please browse of Faside Flock section.
March 3, 2012
We have recently been pulling all the information together on the properties we rent out and we have created a website called www.edinburgh-propertyrentals.com to have the information available online. Along with providing self catering and bed and breakfast holiday accommodation, we also provide long term lets on properties, predominantly in Edinburgh.
We constantly try and evolve what goes on at Faside and one of our most recent projects is breeding rare breed Wensleydale sheep. A few years ago we ran an architecture practice at Faside and then we decided to make a change in lifestyle and more use of the castle and this is now our fourth year since beginning holiday lets and setting up the horses breeding facility.
January 14, 2012
For the first time ever we have taken part in a competition with Visit Scotland where you can win a two day break in The Tower, plus 300 pounds spending money and a meal for two at a local restaurant!
If you want to take part, you can enter via the Visit Scotland Promotion and we wish you good luck!
December 21, 2011
The castle is looking remarkably Christmasy at the moment and we are about to make mulled cider from our homemade cider from our orchard here, in the grounds. The perfect Christmas treat. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
December 3, 2011
We are very happy to be on the front cover of this years accommodation publication for Embrace Scotland which was a very pleasant surprise for us and it is a very nice photo of the castle in the sunshine.
We have also recently anticipated in an instruction guide for self catering accommodation providers in Scotland and our website is used as an example of a real world project and hopefully gives an interesting insight into the set up of our self catering holiday accommodation business.
November 27, 2011
We have just added a page for our new mare Diarderry who is a 16.3hh three year old by Emma Hindles Grand Prix dressage stallion Diamond Hit out of a Londonerry x Weltmeyer mare. Diaderry is in foal to Scolari who is by Sandro Hit x De Niro for 2012.
We have also bought a new Black Wensleydale ram who is quite special as he came from two white parents and thus is a new bloodline for our rare Black Wensleydales flock. His name is Forest Lea Jack and you can read about our flock at www.faside-estate.com/fasideflock.
October 1, 2011
We have just had a visit from a group of Veterinary Students who have come across from Holland to get a better idea of the Scottish horse industry. We were able to show them many of the foals at the castle and tell them about the our experiences we have had in starting the horse breeding programme back in 2007 to the present day. We hope the information we gave will be beneficial and it was enjoyable have so many people interested in the horses to talk to. We have uploaded some photos from the event to Facebook.
This was the first visit of this kind that we have hosted and we found it a very positive experience and we believe it important to increase awareness of the breeding of sports horse in Scotland. We strongly believe the horse breeding industry requires better support in Scotland than it presently receives.
September 14, 2011
We have just revamped our website and we have now separated the horses and the accommodation into two websites due to the volume of information. We now have the original website www.faside-estate.com which we will use for the self catering and bed and breakfast holiday accommodation and our new website which is dedicated solely to the sports horses, www.fasidestud.com. We hope everything is working on both websites and if anyone has any feedback, please feel free to get in touch.
We have nearly completed fencing at some new land purchased near the Estate and this will allow for us to keep increasing the amount of livestock that we keep. We will also soon be creating a website to the rare bread sheep that we keep at Faside. The motivation for this is that we have recently learned that their are more pandas in the world than there are black Whensleydale sheep and this is something we are keen to bring peoples attention to.
August 6, 2011
We have 3 mares in foal for 2012. In April Reggae is due another Breitling W foal who will be a full sibling to this years chestnut colt Greitling. Champagne Supernova is back in foal to Hotline due in May. Our young homebred mare Dawn Til Dusk is expecting a June foal by Johnson who stands at Team Nijhof in Holland.
Once her foal is weaned our broodmare Russian Roulette will be for sale. She is by the BWBS Champion stallion Rosenburg (Rohdiamant x Ramiro).
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