About

Eco Indigo

We live in East Lothian and love the beautiful countryside which is perfect for our walks with our dogs. 

We have a love of arts and crafts, geology, wildlife, nature and keep bees and enjoy woodlands and woodcrafts. 

Eco Indigo started in 2017 to channel our accommodation and blog through and we hope you find all you need on our website. Contact us if you need any more information.

The buildings at Keepers Cottage and Kennels by Spott Farm date from the mid 1800s. 

Our smallholding has 8 acres of which about 4 acres is a wooded dean (a glacial feature) with a burn (a stream) and a farm pond dating back to around 1830, which previously produced power for the Spott Estate.

Our water is now supplied from a recently commissioned well, being drawn from an aquifer over 100 metres below ground. The water is of excellent quality and clarity and has been approved as drinking water, and registered by our local authority and Environmental Health.

About us

Lennox

Who am I? Well someone who looks for the best in people and enjoys learning new skills in life. I’m a semi-retired eye surgeon, whose childhood was spent in London, but most of my adult life spent in Scotland, with spells overseas (Ethiopia, Belize, Vietnam) teaching and working. Now – the new project – a smallholding in Spott. The learning curve is vertical!

My interests include glasswork, I’m just starting with this – having done some stained glass work in the past but I’m Looking forward to using the new glass kiln and offering the opportunity for guests to create their own piece of art. Other interests include flying, geology and overseas voluntary work performing eye surgery.

Clemency

Since starting the smallholding in 2017 I feel I am always learning about the pigs and sheep and am enjoying the challenge. Previously I worked as a general practitioner but “hung up my stethoscope” in 2019. Interests including spinning, weaving, travel, crafts and beekeeping.

I have kept bees for over 15 years and am enjoying the variety of honeys the bees have from a range of flowers in East Lothian – oilseed rape, wild blossom honey and with the possibility of heather honey.

Clemency

Since starting the smallholding in 2017 I feel I am always learning about the pigs and sheep and am enjoying the challenge. Previously I worked as a general practitioner but “hung up my stethoscope” in 2019. Interests including spinning, weaving, travel, crafts and beekeeping.

I have kept bees for over 15 years and am enjoying the variety of honeys the bees have from a range of flowers in East Lothian – oilseed rape, wild blossom honey and with the possibility of heather honey.

The Smallholding

On our smallholding we have a variety of animals include

     

  • Top Dog and Second-in-command Under Dog
  • 2 cats – Talisker and Isla live in the barn and protect the animal food stocks
  • Our pigs and at times piglets – Oxford Sandy and Blacks. Lily and Daisy are our sows and Tygger is our boar: The Keepers Cottage Herd
  • Hebridean sheep and at times lambs. The sheep provide wool and are great lawnmowers : The Spott Flock
  • Hei Hei the white goose and Grey Goosie, the noisy geese 
  • Our friendly flock of chickens
  • Our very friendly Call ducks
  • Our slightly cautious ducks : Khaki Campbells – brown – and Cayugas – green and blue (all great egg layers!)
  • Bees – the hives are their homes and they produce honey and other hive products for us – soap, candles