2015 Scottish Thistle Awards

Scottish Thistle Award 2015

Returned home in the early hours after a truly amazing night at the Visit Scotland, Scottish Thistle Awards in Glasgow. Craigatin House and Courtyard WON the National Award for the Most Hospitable B&B/Guesthouse in Scotland! We are truly thrilled and delighted! Thanks to all our great staff, our wonderful guests and everyone who supports our very special ‪#‎Pitlochry‬ guesthouse. Thanks‪ #‎VisitScotland‬ and congratulations to all of last nights other winners and nominees.



Scotland is The Home of Golf, we have over 550 golf courses!  

The game has flourished here for six centuries and remains one of the nation’s key attractions. 


There is no finer place for a golf break than here at Craigatin House and Courtyard Pitlochry in the country that gave golf to the world!  Highland Perthshire offers golfing fans a whole host of courses to play.  


From the World famous golf courses like St.Andrews and Gleneagles (recent venue to The Ryder Cup) to our very own Pitlochry Golf Course. 


The spectacular Pitlochry Golf Course is situated less than one mile from 

Craigatin House and Courtyard.


The Pitlochry Golf course is one of the most picturesque in Perthshire with each hole affording not only a new and interesting challenge for the golfer, but also ever changing views of the glorious surrounding Pitlochry countryside.

Pitlochry Golf Course was created in 1908 by Troon’s Willie Fernie, who was commissioned by local landowner Colonel Charles Butter, and although some cosmetic changes have been implemented since, 

Pitlochry is pretty true to its early style.

Stunning scenery and a fascinating course are the fundamentals at Pitlochry, so why not experience Craigatin House and Courtyard and a truly beautiful golf course during your next golfing tour of Highland Perthshire?


In addition to our Pitlochry Golf Course, close to Craigatin House we have the following Golf Courses all of which are just a short drive away: 

Blair Atholl Golf Course

Blairgowrie Golf Course

Aberfeldy Golf Course

Strathtay Golf Course

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Course

Crieff Golf Course

Kenmore Golf Course

Killin Golf Course

Website for Pitlochry Golf Club:


Craigatin House and Courtyard Website:


Pitlochry Festival Theatre Summer Season 2015


Welcome to the 2015 Summer Season at the Theatre in the Hills!  
From Sondheim to Somerset Maugham, Ayckbourn to Wilde and 
David Greig to Alan Bennett, the 2015 season showcases the work of 
some of the finest ever creators of theatre!  




Once again the Pitlochry Festival Theatre has pulled together six fantastic shows for your enjoyment, creating yet another exciting, engaging and entertaining season.

The 2015 Summer line up of six shows (Stay Six Days, See Six Plays) is headlined by the wonderful Stephen Sondheim musical “A Little Night Music” along with five further equally spectacular productions which are: The Importance of Being Earnest, Improbable Fiction, Home and Beauty, Pyrenees and The Lady in the Van.

All shows and dates are now available on the Pitlochry Festival Theatres website:www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com with rooms still available to book at Craigatin House and Courtyard, book your room now! http://www.craigatinhouse.co.uk


Outlander TV Series

Outlander TV Series

The Outlander TV Series is a British-American television drama series based on the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon.  

This hugely popular TV show began its first run of 16 episodes in the United States in August 2014. 

Outlander follows the story of Claire Randell who is a married nurse from 1946, mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened,encountering civil war and the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser.

The Courier Awards 2014

Almost 600 local business leaders will don their glad rags tonight for the second annual Courier Business Awards.

The glittering ceremony held at the Fairmont St Andrews Resort will be hosted by television funnyman Hugh Dennis and will see 12 firms recognised for their efforts in fields as diverse as retail, digital and online, agriculture, tourism, leisure and hospitality and manufacturing.  Courier Country’s top family business will also be named, as will the best small firm operating in east central Scotland.

Craigatin House & Courtyard is nominated for an award in the Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Business of the Year category.  All will be revealed later this evening!  A summary video from last year here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLseOY6WVSg

The Courier Awards 2014

The Courier Awards 2014


Scottish Thistle Awards 2014

Delighted to report that Craigatin House and Courtyard is a regional winner for “Most Hospitable Guesthouse” in the 2014/15 Visit Scotland Scottish Thistle Awards. Well done to all of yesterdays other winners at the Perth Racecourse presentation and very special thanks to all our guests and supporters. The National Scottish Thistle final takes place in Glasgow on 5th March 2015


Yeas of Food and Drink Scotland 2015

Yeas of Food and Drink Scotland 2015

Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnernership by EventScotland, VisitScotland and Scotland Food & Drink.

Craigatin House

Craigatin House

The aim of Year of Food and Drink 2015 is to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s natural larder and quality produce to all followers and guests and in doing so, further develop Scotland’s reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.


Here at Craigatin House & Courtyard Pitlochry we do whatever we can to use local suppliers in thecreation of our breakfast menu.Our eggs come from Allarburn Farm in Elgin.  Our award winning black puddings come from Grants of Speyside along with our Pork Sausages.  

We use Smoked Haddock in our Arnold Bennett omelettes from Buckie, homemade Strawberry Jam and Marmalade supplied by award winning Perthshire Preserves.

Our biscuits are from the award winning Kenmore Bakery, local honey from Tenandry hives and all finished off nicely with coffee from Perthshire roaster Glen Lyon Coffee.