Extreme weather comes with the territory for the Duffus family, who run a suckler beef and sheep farm that stretches to 1540ha of hill ground. Of this, just over 80ha would be considered to be ploughable.

The farmyard sits at 1,150ft above sea level and reaches just over 2,200ft at the summit of the farmland. The fact that the farm backs up onto Lecht 2090, the Cairngorms ski slope, emphasises just how rugged this farming terrain can be.