A glimpse into the history of Strathallan Castle
During the 13th century, Strathallan Estate was the seat of the Viscounts – a branch of the Drummond family, three of whom were arrested and charged with being Jacobites.
In 1910, the Viscounts sold the estate to our ancestor Sir James Roberts, and 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.
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 a Glasgow girls’ school 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 the much-loved home of the Roberts family, while at the same time providing a stunning Scottish events venue for private weddings and corporate functions catering for up to 200 people. A warm welcome awaits you here, just as it did soldiers and schoolchildren in the past.