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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The Cloakroom – recently refurbished

During restoration of the downstairs entrance hall the floor had to be taken up. We drew a map of the jigsaw of different sized flag stones. Some of the flag stones were over 10 inches thick and proved an interesting challenge to lift!

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Read our visitors comments

We have had some lovely feedback from recent visitors and have just created a new page to keep it all together. So have a read through and then come and see for yourself! Visitors Comments

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Planning Permission for an enabling development of 14 houses granted

Full planning permission for an enabling development of 14 houses has been granted by planners. There will be a mixture of 4, 5 and 6 bedroom houses set in traditional steading type layouts. The houses will be built using modern eco-materials but fitting very much into the local vernacular. We are now looking for a partner […]

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