News

It is with great shock and profound sadness that we want to announce that Claus who has done so much for Craigston over the last few years died suddenly and unexpectedly last night. He is greatly missed by us all but memories of his larger than life personality and Joie de vivre will remain with […]

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Whisky Galore! Starring Eddie Izzard, shot mainly around Portsoy and Pennan.

Come and explore Whisky Country from a base that makes you feel you are in a story yourself – Craigston Castle. See our beautiful Country in the recent film Whisky Galore!

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40th Birthday party at Craigston

Wow what a weekend! Went for my brother-in-law’s 40th birthday and never wanted to leave. Craigstone Castle is an amazing place everything you could ever dream for a break in Scotland. A combination of the atmosphere of Outlander and Downton Abbey, Craigstone Castle surpasses all expectations.

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Craigston documentary airs in Italy

A new documentary film about Craigston was shown on Italian TV recently, attracting nearly 1.8 million viewers. The film is about Craigston, past and present, and its owner William Urquhart – who lives in Italy. It shows the beautiful and dramatic landscape in which Craigston is set. The film is in Italian and will hopefully […]

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Craigston from the air

We are delighted to show you this aerial photograph of Craigston. You can see the font lawn, house, some of the rear garden, surrounding trees and field and the burn running down the right side of the photograph. We have more photos to show you over the coming weeks, including a view out to see. […]

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Article in The Scotsman – Craigston Pirate

How a pirate helped the Urquharts reclaim Craigston Castle – A pirate helped the Urquhart family regain ownership of Craigston Castle. Now its present custodians are keen to share this fascinating historic home.

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Craigston – location for dance video

Young, local, modern dancing group used the historic background of Craigston castle for their video. Lucie Summer’s Dance Group NEYDC from Fraserburgh used Craigston as the setting for their video – HAUNTED: This film would not have been the same without your kindness. Beyond grateful! Bruce  

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Bespoke wildlife trips available

Well known Scottish wildlife expert and ornithologist, Callum Rankine (ex head of WWF UK Species Programme), has agreed to join forces with us here at Craigston. With prior booking he can take individuals or small groups to see some of Scotland’s most famous landmarks and wildlife (eagles, otter, red deer, dolphins etc). Please contact us […]

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Craigston Steading conversion plans approved

Planning permission has been granted to restore and upgrade the Listed 18th Century Craigston Steading (stable) complex . . .

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Coast Festival, Banff

COAST Festival of the Arts is an annual weekend of events that takes place in the beautiful Banffshire Coast towns of Banff & Macduff . . .

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