The world's highest hedge needs a very expensive trim

Staff writer

It's been certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the highest hedge in the world, and now its owners are facing a mammoth bill to get it trimmed.

Sam Mercer Nairne of Perthshire hasn't had the 500-metre long beech cut since 2000 because of the costs of labour and traffic control.

While the hedge has become something of a tourist attraction, she now faces the prospect of raising £90,000 to keep it in shape.