Hope everyone has had a great Christmas? We had an amazing few days off and Santa was good to us all.
The New Year is almost upon us and I have been thinking back over the past year, it’s hard to believe we are almost at the end of 2018.
This year has been amazing for us here at Speyside Falconry. Our business has continued to grow beyond our expectations and we owe a huge thankyou to all our friends, family, customers and visitors for your support.
This spring we welcomed new members to our flying team who are all doing amazing and will be joining us out and about in 2019, Peggy our female Barn Owl and Wesley our Great Horned Owl are both big characters and have made quite an impression on everyone who has met them
Our care home sessions continue to be popular with the residents and we have had some successful flying display for some care homes through the summer
This summer was pretty much non-stop we attended a number of events which were all fantastic and we got some great feedback on our displays. We welcomed visitors from all across the world enjoying falconry experiences with our birds. We already have a number of events in the diary for 2019 so some exciting times ahead for us
In October we were finalists in the Rural Business awards which was an amazing achievement for us as a business and as a family
We attended quite a number of schools with our Meet the Owl sessions. These are great fun and the children all get involved flying some of the owls whilst learning about them, it’s a fun way for children to learn about birds of prey and raise awareness for indigenous species
This year was our first-time doing Christmas with the Owls which was a huge success, all the children who attended the sessions were amazing and enjoyed flying the owls, followed by decorating their own Christmas tree decoration and refreshments, we will certainly be running these sessions again in the future
We finished up for Christmas on the 23rd after a very busy time and it was nice to be able to relax and enjoy some family time, Jessica and Kate have worked hard alongside us so they are now enjoying some well-earned time off
We are now back working and look forward to our bookings over the weekend, we are now fully booked for Hogmanay, a great way to end the year!!
Darren and Clare
Darren and Clare
Husband and wife and owners of Speyside Falconry