Jamie runs Airds Estate on the western side of Loch Ken on land that has been owned by his family for more than 200 years. The estate comprises a mixture of rural activities such as forestry, farming, holiday lets and conservation. As well as being one of the main riparian owners on Loch Ken and the Blackwater of Dee, Jamie is also Chairman of the Dee (Kirkcudbrightshire) District Salmon Fishery Board and therefore has a keen interest in preserving and improving the area’s waterways. Jamie was brought up in the Stewartry and now divides his time equally between Airds and London, where he works as a company director. His interests include skiing, country sports and the natural environment.