The Land at Waterlair is a useful block of highly productive agricultural land. It has been farmed as an outlying block to a larger unit since the mid 1990s and was acquired to allow the expansion of the arable and shopping swede enterprises. Typically cropping has included spring barley, winter wheat, seed potatoes, parsnips, shopping swedes and rotational grass. Grass and potatoes are let out seasonally. Typical yields have been reported as:
Yield (t/acre) Nitrogen
Winter wheat 3½ - 4 tonnes 170
Spring barley (malting) 2.25 tonnes 90
The land extends in total to 219.41acres (88.79 ha) and includes 213.97 acres (86.59 ha) of arable. The fields are of an easily worked size and are accessed off the minor public roads, or from an internal farm track which leads down from the public road to the Arbuthnot road.
Lot 1 Land at Waterlair (west) About 121.17 acres/49.04 ha
This block of land lies to the west of the minor public road, with the top field being accessed from a further minor public road. It includes some 118.28 acres arable and the land rises in height from 70 m ? 120 m (230'-390') above sea level and is classified by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research as being mainly Class 2 with some Class 3(1) and some Class 3(2).
Lot 2 Land at Waterlair (east) About 98.24 acres/39.75 ha
This block of land lies to the east of the minor public road, with the easterly fields being accessed from the farm track that runs past Thornylea towards Bridge of Kair on the B967 (Arbuthnot road). It includes some 95.69 acres arable and the land rises in height from 50m-100m (165'-330') above sea level and is classified by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research as being Class 2/3(2). There is a wooded bank adjacent to fields 21 and 22.