Thursday, 27 November 2014


Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. The TV show, created by Ronald D. Moore, began its first run of 16 episodes in the United States in August 2014. 

The producers have now renewed the series for a second season of at least 13 episodes, which will be based on Dragonfly in Amber, the second book in Gabaldon's series.

Outlander follows the story of Claire Randell, 
a married nurse from 1946 who is 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.

Outlander, is a eight book series, the first of which was published 20 years ago, and have become a phenomenon selling over 25 million copies worldwide.

In 2914 the series has been filmed across Scotland, but many locations in Highland Perthshire have been used, especially
Doune Castle, in Perthshire, which was chosen for the main location (Doune was also used in the Monty Python and The Holy Grail film). 

Outlander has been described as Scotland's answer to Game of Thrones, the hit series from the US HBO network that has boosted the industry in 
Northern Ireland where it is mainly filmed.

 British Outlander fans are now eagerly waiting to discover when 
Outlander will be aired in the UK. 


Superb picture of Loch Faskally Pitlochry shared by Ian Thomson from Inverness on the BBC Scotland website:


Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of our American, Craigatin House friends and followers, we hope you all have a great day!

Saturday, 22 November 2014


Well, another superb evening spent in great surroundings and company, this time at the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards in Crieff. We were honored to be 2014 finalists in the “Excellence in Customer Service” category which was won on the night by the specialist team building company BlueSky Experiences, so congratulations to them and congratulations to all of last nights winners and finalists, and special thanks to our Craigatin House staff and all our Craigatin House guests past, present and future for their continued support and patronage.

Friday, 21 November 2014


The 2014 Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards take place this evening at The Crieff Hydro.  We are both delighted and excited to be a finalist in the "Excellence in Customer Service" category!  
Good luck to all of this evenings finalists!

Friday, 14 November 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: