Forbes Of Kingennie :: Our Story
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Our Story

Forbes of Kingennie celebrated it's 20th year in business in 2015.

Our history goes back to 1966, when farmer Alistair Graham Forbes brought his American bride, Cindy, to Omachie Farmhouse, Kingennie with their son Michael. When Mike was six he caught his first fish in the Buddon Burn, and his passion for fishing was born. From a young age, Mike worked on the farm and made pocket money breeding pigs in a shed, which he later developed into a prosperous business. He won the Scottish National Fly Fishing Championships in 1991, and was selected for the Scottish Fly Fishing Team. He became captain of the team in 1993 and winner of the Phoenix Salver for Best International Scottish Rod. Mike converted an overgrown corner of the farm into a fishery and three self catering lodges, opening in 1995 as Kingennie Fishings with the old boathouse renovated into a fishing shop. The success of this venture encouraged Mike and his wife Gail to continuously invest and extend to create the resort that you see today.
The old Boathouse is now our Leannan Boathouse, a romantic hideaway for lovers and Honeymooners, and Kingennie has grown to be one of Scotland's premier wedding venues. There is continuous investment around the resort and sourcing not only local produce but home grown produce including, Forbes peas, Omachie strawberries, Cammie Forbes’s free range eggs, Omachie pork and other vegetables and berries which are used in the restaurant. The Forbes family are still very passionate about Kingennie and hope to share this passion with all those who visit Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort. 




All of the images throughout our website have been taken from a variety of photographers including; Andy McCandlish, Angus Forbes, Burfy Photography, Grant Morris, Kevin Geddes, Emilie Gray.

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