Fishing pond
About Us

A family-owned resort

About Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

Over 25 years in business, generations in the making. Forbes of Kingennie is proudly family-owned, welcoming all to experience the outstanding beauty of the local area, Dundee and, indeed, Scotland beyond.

Steeped in fly-fishing passion, Forbes of Kingennie honours its rich history while continuing to grow as one of the best holiday resorts in Scotland.  

Forbes of Kingennie Fishing sign

Our story

Our history goes back to 1966, when farmer Alistair Graham Forbes brought his American bride, Cindy, to Omachie Farmhouse, Kingennie with their son Michael. When Mike was six he caught his first fish in the Buddon Burn, and his passion for fishing was born.

From a young age, Mike worked on the farm and made pocket money breeding pigs in a shed, which he later developed into a prosperous business. He won the Scottish National Fly Fishing Championships in 1991, and was selected for the Scottish Fly Fishing Team. He became captain of the team in 1993 and winner of the Phoenix Salver for Best International Scottish Rod.

Mike converted an overgrown corner of the farm into a fishery and three self catering lodges, opening in 1995 as Kingennie Fishings with the old boathouse renovated into a fishing shop. The success of this venture encouraged Mike and his wife Gail to continuously invest and extend to create the resort that you see today.
The old Boathouse is now our Leannan Boathouse, a romantic hideaway for lovers and Honeymooners, and Kingennie has grown to be one of Scotland's premier wedding venues. There is continuous investment around the resort and sourcing not only local produce but home grown produce including, Forbes peas, Omachie strawberries, Cammie Forbes’s free range eggs, Omachie pork and other vegetables and berries which are used in the restaurant.

The Forbes family are still very passionate about Kingennie and hope to share this passion with all those who visit Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort. 

Aerial view of resort


When surrounded by such beautiful nature, it’s our duty and pleasure to let it thrive. As a family-owned resort, we’re dedicated to preserving nature and wildlife for future generations. This isn’t just about Forbes of Kingennie or our local area, this is honest sustainability for a better planet.

Our sustainable practices include: 

  • Water-sourced heat pumps in all self-catering accommodation 
  • Air-sourced heat pumps in the main resort 
  • Chemical-free cleaning system 
  • Paper waste shredded and reused on family farm 
  • Food waste put into an anaerobic digestor
  • Electric vehicles on the resort 
  • Electric vehicle charging points 
  • We are working with Net Zero Now project to monitor our carbon footprint over 3 years with the aim to reduce our impact
  • We are proud to have achieved a Net Zero Now Champion Award 2023


Electric car charging

EV charging

Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort has 4 EV charging points, making it easier than ever to power your car while enjoying your stay, fishing trip or dining experience. 

Plug & Charge
With plug and charge, simply connect your vehicle to a Project EV charger, and your charging cycle will begin. You do not require any additional software or applications to control your EV charge point.

RFID control allows the user to easily start and stop their charging cycle with the simple swipe of a card. RFID Card control is only applicable for RFID charging unit models.