A glimpse into the history of Strathallan Castle
During the 13th century, Strathallan Estate was the seat of the Viscount Strathallan – of the Drummond family, three of whom were arrested and charged with being Jacobites.
In 1910, the Drummond family sold the Estate to our ancestor Sir James Roberts. During the First World War Strathallan was used as a Red Cross convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers. The attractive gardens and fresh Perthshire air were no doubt a welcome relief for exhausted, injured soldiers after their appalling experiences in the trenches. Apparently the Scottish troops took great delight in teaching the nurses traditional reels, so dancing at Strathallan is nothing new. The Reel of the Fifty-first division was invented and first danced at Strathallan.
A safe haven in the Perthshire countryside
During the Second World War, Strathallan Castle took on a very different role when it afforded temporary accommodation to Laurelbank, a private girls’ school in Glasgow that had been evacuated from the city.
A modern events venue in a historic Scottish castle setting
Today the estate and the castle are still a much-loved home to the Roberts family, while at the same time providing a stunning Scottish events venue for weddings and corporate functions catering for up to 150 people. A warm welcome awaits you here, just as it did soldiers and schoolchildren in the past.