About Us

Native Woods Preservation is the trading name of Historic Estates Ltd, a company registered in Scotland, Reg. no. SC372643, created for the purpose of preserving historic estates.

To further this objective the organisation purchased land in Loch Wood on the renowned and illustrious Blackwood Estate in Lanarkshire in 2010. Loch Wood contains ancient native woodland and was at the time under threat of commercial development, such as commercial timber felling and housing developments. Now the woodland will be protected for the preservation and enjoyment of future generations. Loch Wood used to be – and still is – a laird’s amenity woodland with a very varied range of species, and the property’s noble history and close links to Scottish aristocracy add to its attractions.

The Blackwood venture has been successful and we now plan to invest in more historic estates to save them.

Without our supporters around the world and their original contributions to this venture we would not have achieved what we have. Among other things, ‘Laird of Blackwood’ has inspired a fantasy novel trilogy, a beer brand in California and a furniture company in France.