News Archive

Stay in a Camping Pod this year

Blair Castle Caravan Park adds camping pods to its accommodation portfolio

The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

VisitScotland has designated 2016 as the The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

Wi-Fi over Blair Castle Caravan Park

80% of park now covered

Recruitment Open Day

Join us on our recruitment Open Day. Saturday 30th January.

Blair Castle Annual Pass

It's the gift that keeps on giving! The recipient of your gift can visit Blair Castle and Gardens as many times as they like over a full calendar year for only 12!

WWI Exhibition

To commemorate the centenary of World War I, join us this summer to explore the history of the Duke of Atholl and his family at war.

The Picture Staircase Renovation

Learn about some of the repairs being undertaken during the winter closure.

The Family At War

To celebrate the centenary of World War I, join us this summer to explore the history of the Duke of Atholl and his family at war.

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is returning to his magical grotto at Blair Castle this winter and he's bringing his bagpipes!

2020Vision Exhibition at Blair Castle

More than 100 stunning images of the UKs wildlife and natural habitats have arrived in the grounds of Blair Castle as part of the 2020Vision project. The exhibition will stay at the castle until 30 September.

NEW! Red Squirrel Safaris

Spot one of Scotland's Big 5,the red squirrel, on one of our brand new 4x4 Safaris.

Special Black Grouse Tours

Enjoy a special Land Rover Tour to watch the amazing spectacle of a black grouse lek.

Photographic Competition with Scotsman.com

A great photo competition based around Blair Castle and it's Gardens and Grounds.

Blair Horse Trials

Scotland's leading equestrian event: 23-26 August 2012

Ben Fogle's Scottish Adventure

Scottish competition puts Ben Fogle to the test

Head of Rural Enterprise

We are currently recruiting for the role of Head of Rural Enterprise which offers an exciting opportunity to develop business performance and lead the rural team across farming, forestry, fieldsports and property letting.

New opportunity to purchase a caravan holiday home

There are currently 4 Private Owner caravans for sale.

Welcome Callum!

Callum Gilhooley joins the Atholl Estates Ranger Service Team.

Winter Weekend Opening

Blair Castle re-opens it's Winter Weekends on Saturday 21 January.

Blair Castle festive opening dates

Blair Castle opens it's doors during the festive holiday.

Sunday Lunches in the Ballroom

Introducing Sunday Lunches in the Castle Ballroom this winter season...

BBC One's Antiques Roadshow filmed at Blair Castle

Blair Castle will be appearing on BBC One on Sunday 9 October as host to the Antiques Road Show which was filmed in September 2010.

Atholl Highlanders present their regimental colours to HM The Queen

On Saturday 3 September 2011, the Atholl Highlanders marched to Braemar Games, to present their reqimental colours to HM the Queen.

LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC TORCH TOUR AT BLAIR CASTLE

On Sunday 21 August 2011, Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair was home to the 2012 Olympic Torch Tour whihc is currently taking place around the UK.

Launch of Atholl Estates sloe gin

Atholl Estates is proud to announce the launch of its own-label slow gin.

Exclusive website offer - 100 off your stay at Atholl Estates

Offer is available in August for short breaks and weekly breaks.

Glen Bruar Lodge is awarded Gold Tourism

Atholl Estates is delighted to announce Glen Bruar Lodge has been awarded Gold for the Green Tourism Award Scheme.

New Ranger Centre now Open!

After the boundaries of the Cairngorms National Park were extended to Blair Atholl, a joint project began to refurbish the existing Rangers Centre.

A new beginning for Kevin

Kevin Grant moves on after 11 years of service...

Cheque Presentation to Tayside Mountain Rescue Association

Sandy Reid presents the cheque for 3000.00 to Stuart Johnston, Team Leader of Tayside Mountain Rescue Team.

Baby Eagle tagged

Baby Eagle is tagged for future monitoring.

Atholl Estates Hydro Scheme

Atholl Estates is currently installing two Hydro Schemes on the Dowally and Broom Burns.

Scott & Becky Go Down Under

Scott and Rebecca McCauley leave the estate to go to Austrailia.

75th Anniversary Surprise at Blair Castle

Blair Castle celebrated 75 years of public opening today with a special surprise for four lucky visitors.

Blair Castle on BBCs Landward

Blair Castle and grounds will have a brief showing on BBCs Landward on Friday 20 May at 7pm on BBC 2.

Atholl Highlanders converge on Blair Castle for 2011 Celebrations

The Atholl Gathering takes place on the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May every year.

BLAIR CASTLE CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF PUBLIC OPENING

Blair Castle celebrates 75 Years of Public opening in 2011.

Eggy, Steady, Go! Easter Fun at Blair Castle

The team at Blair Castle are hosting an array of fantastic eggy fun this Easter, Friday 22 to Monday 25 April 2011.

WILDLIFE ESTATES PILOT LOCATIONS UNVEILED

Three Scottish estates in the Cairngorms National Park were today (Tuesday) named as the first to pilot the pioneering Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) initiative.

Blair Castle celebrates 75 years of public opening

In 2011, Blair Castle celebrates 75 years of public opening with a series of special events throughout the year...

Missed Blair Castle on BBC Royal Upstairs Downstairs?

If you missed Royal Upstairs Downstairs on Friday 18 March, you can still catch it on BBC Iplayer...

Blair Castle on BBCs 'Royal Upstairs Downstairs' - Friday 18 March

Blair Castle will be shown on the BBC's Royal Upstairs Downstairs programme, which will be aired on Friday 18 March at 18.30 on BBC Two.

Fire Catastrophe Averted at Blair Castle

The swift action of firefighters to a fire at Blair Castle averted a near catastrophe last night.

Helen, Fiona and Claire join the team!

Atholl Estates welcomes three new members of staff!

Welcome Debbie!

Debbie McLauchlan joins Atholl Estates as our new Senior Ghillie.

VIP Launch

Blair Castle is now offering executive all inclusive packages for corporate events! Rates from 140.00 per person + VAT Minumum numbers of 20 guests apply

BLAIR CASTLE HITS GOLD STANDARD FOR SECOND TIME

Blair Castle is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the highest accolade under the Green Tourism Business Scheme for the second consecutive year.

Atholl Estates features on "Men of Rock"

Atholl Estates will be on the BBC documentary "Men of Rock" which will be aired on BBC2 Scotland on 30 November at 21.00.

Welcome Katy Inglis

Katy takes over the role of Functions Manager for Atholl Estates

Blair Castle features on Making Scotland's Landscape

BBC Two Scotland, Saturday 30 October at 17.40

Atholl Estates joins Cairngorms National Park

John Swinney, North Tayside MSP attended the official ceremony celebrating Highland Perthshire's inclusion in the Cairngorms National Park in Blair Atholl today.

Blair Castle Horse Trials on TV

BBC2 Scotland, Mon 13 September, 23.20

Antiques Roadshow a Great Success

Sunshine and a great crowd create a day to remember as the Antiques Roadshow comes to Blair Castle

Successful conclusion to Blair Castle

A fantastic event!

Winter Wonders and Spring Delights at Blair Castle

Blair Castle is delighted to announce a fantastic line-up of events to fill your winter with wonder and your spring with delight.

Prestonpans Tapestry Exhibition visits Blair Castle

An opportunity to view the 103 metre long tapestry depicting Bonnie Prince Charlie's journey from France to victory at Prestonpans in the magnificent setting of Blair Castle's Ballroom.

Horse Trials Director handed key London 2012 job

Blair Castle International Horse Trials, 26-29 August

Estate Pony Wins at Royal Highland Show

Atholl Clover is selected as the winner of the working harness category at this year's prestigious Royal Highland Show.

10 LADIES, 10 VINTAGE TRACTORS, 1000 MILES

An inspirational group of 10 ladies are taking on the epic challenge of driving 10 vintage tractors from John oGroats to Landsend.

Atholl Estates opens up to Local Schools

Children and teachers from local schools were invited to experience the workings of a large rural estate at a recent Atholl Estates Open Day

Atholl Highlanders converge on Blair Castle for 2010 Celebrations

See the Atholl Highlanders and enjoy the annual celebrations of Atholl Gathering weekend at Blair Castle on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May.

Sculpture Trail Launched at Blair Castle

The team at Blair Castle are delighted to announce the launch of a new sculpture trail in the historic castle gardens. The Sculpture Trail incorporates existing contemporary and 18th century sculpture as well as eight new works, letter-carving on stone, from the Memorial Arts Charitys Art and Memory Collection.

Eggy, Steady, Go! Easter Fun at Blair Castle

The team at Blair Castle are hosting an array of fantastic family eggy fun this Easter, Friday 2  Sunday 4 April 2010. The activities will include egg painting and rolling, an easter egg colouring competition, an Easter Bunny treasure hunt in the castle grounds and daily childrens tours of Blair castle during Easter weekend and throughout the Easter holidays

Blair Castle International Horse Trials voted Equestrian Event of the Year

Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair was honoured at the British Equestrian Trade Association's Business Awards.

BBC Antiques Roadshow coming to Blair Castle

Blair Castle is delighted to annouce BBC One's Antiques Roadshow will be at Blair Castle on Thursday, 9 September 2010.

Heraldic Shield returns to Blair Castle

Blair Castle is delighted to announce the recent acquisition of a heraldic shield dating back to 1839.

Enjoy the Winter Magic of Blair Castle and Atholl Estates

Winter at Blair Castle and Atholl Estates

Blair Castle Welcomes Rural Skills Pupils

Rural Skills pupils from Pitlochry visit Blair Castle

New Wildlife viewing opportunities on Atholl Estates

Soldiers build new wildlife hides on Atholl Estates

Discover your Ancestors at Blair Castle

Discover your Ancestors at Blair Castle

Get busy with the Works Department at Blair Castle

Get busy with the Works Department at Blair Castle

Tall Tree at Blair Castle 'measures up'

Tall Tree at Blair Castle 'measures up' in the hunt for UK's tallest Tree

100 years on, Canadian Curlers retrace their ancestor's footsteps at

100 years on, Canadian Curlers retrace their ancestor's footsteps at Blair Castle

 

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