The Estate

The Single block of land know as Carrick Castle Estate is situated in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park between Loch Goil and Loch Eck in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The estate was established in 2014 when the three previously separate estates of Invernoaden, Glenfinnart and Carrick Farm were combined to create a single block of land extending to 3,446 hectares (8,818 acres). The land is now undergoing a transformation in land use to create commercial forest on around one third of the Estate and protected open hill on the remainder.

Vision and Goals

It is the Estate’s intention to manage the open hill to protect and enhance endangered habitats through sensitive and sustainable land use management. This is far removed from the agricultural practices of old which put sheep on the hill and supressed not just the flora but also the fauna and the habitats that they need for their survival.

The Historic extensive overgrazing the land for decades led to noticeable deterioration in the biodiversity of both Fauna and Flora aspects of the area.

The Estate is currently undergoing a remarkable transformation with the implementation of a ecologically sound management practices, which with time will aim restore this area its once pristine diverse hill site.


About the Estate

  • A adaptive ecological management plan is followed on estate with the aim to:
  • Accelerate the natural process of ecological recovery in parallel with the removal of the grazing pressure (hefted flocks and unrestricted deer browsing) so that the Estate lands can reach their ecological potential
  • Increase the biodiversity of with the existing habitats, across the whole site through a process of natural regeneration, direct planting and habitat protection.
  • Focus on protecting and developing rare, endangered or scarce habitats and species.
  • Control invasive or alien plants and animals so they do not threaten indigenous species.
  • Make lasting, visible, improvements to the flora and fauna over time.

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Castle Carrick Estate, Cairndow PA24 8AF

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