Qatar Royalty to breed falcons in Borders

A remote farm in the Scottish Borders is set to become one of the world's leading falcon breeding and training centres for the Qatar royal family.

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Qatari Royalty flies into the Borders

Falcon at Bonchester Bridge Credit: ITV Border

A remote farm near Hawick will soon be home to hundred of falcons, bred by a member of the Qatari Royal Family.

Falconer Jeff Armstrong already keeps falcons at Bonchester Bridge.

Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah Athani approached him to start up a falcon breeding centre.

It will include a huge pen for the birds to fly around in, and breeding chambers.

High quality Falcons can be worth up to £1 million.

Each one is micro-chipped and registered.

That is partly why a remote Borders farm is an ideal spot to breed them, but also because the climate is ideal.

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