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Protecting the Red Squirrel

Published: 25/02/2021 / Author: Knockderry House

Red squirrels are one of Scotland’s most loved animals, and they are our only native squirrel species. Once widespread throughout the country they have been under threat. However, there are still many places you might find red squirrels including here amoungst the woodlands of Argyll.

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Mother's Day Gifts

Published: 21/02/2021 / Author: Knockderry House

Whether or not you can see your mum, Mother’s Day 2021 is a chance to celebrate everything she does for you.  

We have put our heads together to think up some special ways to make her feel extra-special, no matter where you are.  From personalised vouchers to, Mother’s Day lockdown ideas you can do from the safety of your home, these are gifts that will definitely bring Mums everywhere some much-needed cheer this Mother’s Day.

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William Leiper - a Scottish architect

Published: 20/02/2021 / Author: Beth

William Leiper is a name famously associated with the architecture of Helensburgh and surrounding areas and was known both as a domestic architect and a commercial architect. Some of his city work includes the Partick Burgh Halls, Glasgow Gas Light Building, the interior of Stirling Library, the Banqueting Hall of Glasgow City Chambers, Dowanhill Church and the Sun Life Building in Glasgow.


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Origin of Knockderry House

Published: 20/02/2021 / Author: Beth

There has been a dwelling at Knockderry for centuries, but the first recorded owner of a property on this site was David Anderson (1793-1879) who had Knockderry House built in 1846 as a summer residence for his family. The following short history was written with the assistance of Mary Blyth a descendant of the original owners, the Andersons.

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Stained Glass

The Artisans

Published: 20/02/2021 / Author: Beth

One of the most significant features of Knockderry House is the stained glass in the dining room and restaurant.  The artists employed by Leiper included Daniel Cottier and John Guthrie.

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It's not goodbye

Published: 03/04/2020 / Author: Knockderry House

There is nothing more important to us than family. Murdo and I have spent the last 20 years building this family business and welcoming guests from every corner of the globe to Knockderry House, in our beautiful corner of Argyll and Bute.

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Beginning of Spring

Published: 20/03/2020 / Author: Knockderry House

As we leave winter behind and Mother Nature starts to show signs and the promise of spring, our spirits are raised. At Knockderry, we are looking forward to some of the local activities and events.

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Scotland in Film

Published: 01/03/2020 / Author: Knockderry House

Some would say that we are biased when we claim Scotland to be the most picturesque and beautiful country in the world. From rugged shorelines to sweeping glens tucked away between towering mountains and stunning castles set on the banks of tranquil lochs, Scotland has a unique and rich landscape. Here are a few of the many stunning locations that you can visit in the footsteps of your favourite film characters.

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