In Cairndow, a beautiful area of the Highlands at the head of Loch Fyne, Ardkinglas is a 45,000 acre estate which has become famour throughout Scotland. Bought by Sir Andrew Noble in 1905, it has been run by his family ever since. Christina Noble's aim is to try to capture the feeling of what it was like for all of the community, employers and employees, to live on a classic Highland estate during the twentieth century. It is a vivid tale, built up from letters and household diaries covering some periods and estate journals covering others. More recent decades are coloured by the personal memories of the author and many others who lived there, whose voices have been carefully recorded for this book. Ardkinglas: The Biography of a Highland Estate is illustrated throughout with pictures of the people who called Ardkinglas home, the places they knew and the activities which occupied them.