It has been owned by the Ramsay family since the year 1232 when it was given to an ancestor by King Alexander II of Scotland as a reward for saving his life.
Bamff has its own little hills, Hilton and Balduff.
Paul and Louise Ramsay took over the estate in the early 1980s, gradually rewilding parts of it over the years. A detailed history of this process can be viewed here. Their daughter, Sophie, returned to Bamff in 2018 to spearhead the next stage of rewilding: an ambitious 414-acre wildland project. Her partner, Dave Maric (who developed this website), also collaborates with the project .
Bamff previously became known for its fascinating beaver project as well as its abundant wildlife, attracting many wildlife enthusiasts and experts throughout the year. The beaver demonstration project at Bamff was the first of its kind in the UK.
Many visitors also stay in a variety of accommodation dedicated to ecotourism.
In 2021, thirteen southern fields were freed from sheep farming to become the first new components of the Bamff Wildland Project. Since 2022 Herds of large herbivores, acting as proxies for primitive grazers, are to be seen roaming across them.