Sweethope is a 240 hectare (600 acre) mixed arable and livestock farm located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, close to the town of Kelso.
The farm is managed by a family run company (J.N. Fuller-Shapcott & Co.), which stems from four generations of farming experience. First established in Wiltshire, the company moved to the Borders in 1988. The company aims to produce a consistent, high quality product for a known market, while continuing to look at further opportunities for improvement. This is in addition to managing the land to encourage and preserve wildlife habitats including Lurgie Loch, which is a Scottish National Heritage designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) partly within the farm. Areas of woodland and field margins around the farm are actively managed to promote and shelter wildlife as well as reared game birds for Sweethope Shooting. This is a small friendly shoot which can provide both driven and walked up shooting days tailored to the customers’ requirements.