On behalf of myself and my lovely wife Lady Sharon Gannon welcome to our web page about our estate.
Our Estate is located in Glencoe Wood, a part of the Keil Estate.
This is about 15 miles southwest of Glencoe, in the Scottish Highlands.
You are welcome to visit my estate and take a step back in time.
Why not come and visit us and enjoy a picnic with fantastic views across Loch Linnhe, or on the riverbank.
Leave your vehicle and follow the clear signposts which will lead you on the short walk along an estate track that leads to my estate.
Our objectives are to protect ancient and semi-natural woodlands and open-ground habitats,
to upgrade non-native conifer plantations to new native broadleaf plantings and to protect these conserved lands from ever being developed.
The esate is in a magnificent location, with stunning views across Loch Linnhe; with easy access from the main Oban to Fort William road
and less than a mile from the busy Duror village. We think it is perfect and were afraid one day a developer just might have thought so too!
However the estate’s accessibility does mean that you can visit our estate with no difficulty.
You can park and walk down the signed footpath along the Salachan Burn (with its salmon and trout – fishing is not permitted) into Glencoe Wood an ecologically rich ancient oak and birch wood.
This type of wood may be home to a wide range of mammals; badger, pine marten, red deer, roe deer, bank vole, wood mouse, stoat, fox, hedgehog and an equally wide variety of birds.
Whilst the crossbill has never been seen in Glencoe Wood, it has been seen close by and perhaps we can one day tempt it into Glen Salachan.
Our policy of placing Bat Boxes on the land has increased the variety of bats found on the Estate, with Common and Soprano Pipistrelles, the Brown Long-eared Bat and Daubenton’s Bat all being recorded in recent years.
A single sighting of a Nathusius’s Pipistrelle in 2011 has also been very encouraging. Other animals and plants are also present in profusion.
Hoping to see you here someday
Laird James Gannon and Lady Sharon Gannon