Glenshee – Perthshire

This is the A93 road going over Glenshee and the ski resort, part of General Wade’s military road from Perth to Fort George, the road runs through the glen and on into Glen Beag, where it crosses the Cairnwell pass here in the photos at 2200 feet above sea level the highest public road in the UK!

30 miles from Craigatin House Pitlochry   









Good Food in Pitlochry

When staying at Craigatin House and Courtyard Pitlochry, you are spoilt for choice with a host of  quality local restaurants all just a short walk away.  

Our favourite places for good food in Pitlochry are as follows:


The Moulin Inn – Good Food in Pitlochry


Port na Craig Restaurant for Jazz near Pitlochry Theatre


Cafe Biba – Atholl Road dining


Victoria’s Atholl Road – Craigatin House number one choice for coffee anytime of day!


Fern Cottage – Lovely traditional stone cottage converted into a delightful restaurant


Pasha – Atholl Road – Mediterranean meets Pitlochry


The Old Mill – our favourite good food location


The Strathgarry – Atholl Road – Monthly Tapas nights are amazing!


McKays – A lively venue for music and comedy and a great restaurant to boot!



The Auld Smiddy Inn – Nearest good food in Pitlochry location to Craigatin House

Pitlochry Theatre Box Office 2013

Making a welcome return to the successful format of stay six days and see six plays, the Pitlochry Festival Theatre have six very strong shows to entertain you over the Pitlochry summer months.  The six marvellous plays will be exploring what its like to be in the public eye, some may relish that life and enjoy its advantages to the full, but beware of the pitfalls!
Here is a quick Craigatin House and Courtyard summary of what you can look forward to this 2013 Summer Season at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
Craigatin House and Courtyard Pitlochry

Present Laugh

                                            PRESENT LAUGHTER – A Noel Coward Classic!  

Matinée idol Gary Essendine has it all: wealth, fame, good looks, a nice line in witty repartée and a splendid selection of dressing gowns. The centre of his own universe, he has more fans than he knows what to do with. The fact that he’s also vain, egotistical, bad tempered and on the brink of middle age is neither here nor there . .


TWO by Jim Cartwright A northern town at the end of the 1980s. It’s the era of the wine bar – and the gastro pub is just around the corner. Time is being called on that great British institution, the beer-and-fags, spit-and-sawdust pub . . . 
Using a quickfire succession of scenes from the hilarious to the deeply moving, and a cast of just two to play all fourteen characters, Jim Cartwright’s rich, affectionate portrait of one night in the life of a pub is a vivid, thrilling, theatrical 

SIngleSpiesSINGLE SPIES  A double-bill by Alan Bennett

An Englishman Abroad begins with actress Coral Browne in a Moscow theatre dressing room in 1958, dealing with an inebriated visitor.  Funny, touching and perceptive, An Englishman Abroad explores the life of a very British double-agent coming to terms with exile.

A Question Of Attribution follows Sir Anthony Blunt, revered art historian and Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, as he fends off some difficult questions from The Man From The Ministry, whilst investigating the authenticity of one the monarch’s Titians
 With all of his characteristic humour and intelligence, Alan Bennett delves into the murky world of espionage, forgery and double-lives in this brilliant,
Olivier Award-winning double bill.


Pitlochry Festival Theatre 2013 Summer Season



Following the theatres spectacular productions of Kiss Me, Kate and My Fair Lady, they open the 2013 Summer Season with yet another multi award-winning Broadway classic: Hello Dolly! This colourful, exuberant and wildly funny adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s comedy The Matchmaker – itself a big hit at the PFT back in 2003 –  is packed with fabulous songs by the great Jerry Herman (Mack And Mabel, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles), while Michael Stewart’s book celebrates generosity, romance and the sheer joy of life itself. Tuneful, irrepressible, unmissable!



Nothing if not ambitious, the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society is taking on The Beggar’s Opera. And The Beggar’s Opera is winning . . . until, that is, a personable but shy widower, Guy Jones, joins the team . . .

Alan Ayckbourn is the most popular and most often performed living playwright at PFT. Hailed by some as his greatest play, A Chorus Of Disapproval is also the funniest and most wickedly accurate portrait of am dram life ever created. Not seen on PFT’s stage since 1995, this acclaimed, laugh-out-loud comedy is guaranteed to be one of the stars of 2013!  




Young, beautiful, but something of a puritan, Lady Windermere is one of the stars of London society. But life in the limelight has many perils – and scandal can be the kiss of death . . .
For in this world of wealth, position and intrigue, nothing is ever quite as it seems . . .Wilde’s first major theatrical success, written in 1892, is a stylish, glittering comedy of marital misadventure and family secrets. Rich in his distinctively delicious wit, this classic drama will be given the kind of a lavish, sumptuous production that only PFT is capable of delivering.
In addition to the six shows, there will be the usual Summer season events of Sunday Concerts,
Active Arts Workshops, Master Classes, Tours, Talks, you name it!  
A packed schedule keeping you entertained from May to October 2013!
See you at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre this summer 2013
Craigatin House and Courtyard, Pitlochry Accommodation B&B Scotland

pitlochry highland games 2013

pitlochry highland games 2013

The Pitlochry highland games 2013 come to Pitlochry town on Saturday 14th September.  A huge day for Pitlochry town, the highland games offer superb highland entertainment lasting all day.  Pitlochry Highland Games has been hosting competitors and enthralling spectators since 1852.

One of the very last Highland Games of a long Season, Pitlochry Highland Games hosts the finals of a number of competitions including:

  • British Tug o’ War Championship sponsored by Stephen Country Homes
  • Perthshire Tug o’War League sponsored by McCash & Hunter
  • Perthshire Heavyweight League sponsored by PSPC
  • Perthshire Dancing League sponsored by Piob Mhor 
  • Perthshire Junior Piping League sponsored by Highland Bagpipe Company 
  • Scottish Athletics Clubs Junior Relay Final sponsored by PHG and The Enchanted Forest

See website for all the necessary information: