Overview and History of Kingairloch Estate
Kingairloch is a 14,000 acre Highland Estate located on the Morvern Peninsula in an unspoilt area of beauty on the West Coast of Scotland lying on the banks of Loch Linnhe.
Kingairloch offers an enviable location where the mountains meet the sea creating some of the most stunning landscapes, whatever the weather may bring. The estate is also home to a wide and diverse wildlife population from the Eagles of the sky to the Red Deer grazing the hills below.
The Yeoman and Larson family have had an association with Kingairloch since the early 1980s. The late John Yeoman was looking for a site for a coastal quarry and he looked at the neighbouring Glensanda, which was owned by the late Mrs Patricia Strutt who also owned Kingairloch. Kurt and Susan (nee Yeoman) have two daughters; Katrina and Heather.
Mrs Strutt sold Glensanda to John Yeoman, owner of Foster Yeoman Ltd and he developed the coastal quarry until his untimely death in 1987.
Mrs Strutt decided that after a Strutt association of 98 years she would like the family company of Foster Yeoman Ltd to purchase Kingairloch, which was agreed in 1989. Mrs Strutt retained the management of Kingairloch until her death in 2001.
In 1996 the Larson family moved to Home Farm and Susan Larson started an agreed process of restoring the properties on Kingairloch. This has been at a great financial cost backed by the family company, which was led by Mrs Angela Yeoman since 1987. The premise behind the restoration was to achieve a time when The Kingairloch Estate could stand-alone and be financially viable.
Foster Yeoman Ltd was sold in 2006 and Mrs Angela Yeoman and Mrs Susan Larson bought Kingairloch Estate to take it forward into the future.
The Kingairloch Estate is approximately 14,000 acres of mainly hill and smaller areas of arable and forest. There are several small hill lochans and Loch Uisge; that was considerably enlarged as the penstock for the 3.6mW hydro-electric scheme, commissioned in 2005. Planning for the future is an integral part to managing Kingairloch with great emphasis on sustainability and employment.