A Scottish wildlife park which is home to 'tartan' sheep is up for sale, write Sarah Ward and Claire Taylor.

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, near Comrie, Perthshire, found an unusual way to entertain American tourists when manager Maxine Scott spray painted sheep in a brightly coloured tartan design.

Maxine and her family have developed the park over the past decade but are now selling up.

Over the years they have hand-reared a tiny fawn in their living room, after the deer, named Fern, was found by the roadside aged six weeks old.

This time last year, five newborn lambs were kitted out with knitted jumpers to keep them warm.

And two Scottish Wildcats were born at the wildlife centre in June 2018.

The sale of the 151-acre site includes a five-bedroom farmhouse, with a landscaped garden, as well as a coffee shop, animal enclosures and fly-fishing ponds.

In recent years it had a three-year average turnover in the order of £585,000.

It is being marketed by property agents Galbraith as a perfect venture for a buyer with an entrepreneurial spirit and could be developed further.

Auchingarrich Wildlife Park owner, Andrew Scott, added: "We used to visit the park with our own children over the years when they were growing up, and having always been in the hospitality industry we jumped at the chance of owning it when it came up for sale ten years ago.

"It represents the perfect work-life balance and fitted in with our outdoor lifestyle.

"Over the years we have invested much time and effort in creating a destination well-liked locally and enjoying many repeat visitors as well as welcoming visitors from further afield.

"The time has now come for us to retire and pass on Auchingarrich to its next set of enthusiastic owners who I'm sure will enjoy living here as well as running this fun-filled family business as much as we did."

Senior associate in commercial property, Harry Stott, said: "We also believe there are good prospects of further diversification on the park in the form of developing self-catering accommodation on-site, such as chalets or glamping pods, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

"Many improvements have been made under the current ownership, not least the development of a network of internal roads and pathways leading to the animal enclosures and attractions.

"The park has been immaculately maintained and is very well presented. The sale of Auchingarrich Wildlife Park will very much appeal to the lifestyle buyer seeking their next adventure in a stunning part of rural Perthshire."

Galbraith has said the price is available on application.