Eradicating Japanese Knotweed & Protecting Natural Heritage


At Taymouth Estate, we are working with Mark Purrmann-Charles at the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) to tackle a significant Japanese Knotweed infestation on the river Tay in the Newhall and Lyon confluence area. With its rapid growth this invasive plant threatens local biodiversity and riverbank stability, making its control crucial for preserving our environment. …

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Baron's Hall Lanterns

Reflections on Taymouth Castle’s Stained Glass


At Taymouth Castle, the artistry of stained glass reveals a rich tapestry of history and craftsmanship. Scottish artisans, Rainbow Glass, are one of two specialists entrusted with this conservation work. In this update we take a look at these efforts. Phase one: The Grand Staircase The first phase of work concerned the meticulous preservation of …

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Supporting The Friendly Games


The Taymouth Castle team is thrilled to support the Kenmore Highland Games on 03 July 2024. Held annually since 1975 at the Sports Field in Kenmore and managed by the Kenmore & District Sports Association (KDSA), the much-loved ‘Friendly Games’ attract visitors eager to enjoy traditional heavy events such as the shot putt, hammer throw, …

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Perthshire’s Ballintaggart reopen Kenmore village shop


Following extensive renovation by Taymouth Castle Estate, Kenmore’s historic village shop is giving a warm welcome to customers under new operators, Ballintaggart. A renowned name in Perthshire’s hospitality scene, Ballintaggart has reopened and will run the beloved village shop from today, bringing convenience and choice to the local community. The shop will offer an array …

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Our Economic Impact


The Taymouth Estate has undertaken a number of initiatives to keep local residents and businesses informed about the project’s progress and what it means for the environment, access and economy in the region. These initiatives were prompted by our discussions with our neighbours, local councils and elected officials as well our desire to share information …

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Kenmore Beach public toilets Now open


We’re delighted to announce that the public toilets by the beach area in Kenmore are now open.  Thanks to the support and feedback from the local community, we have transformed the facility to cater to walkers, beachgoers, and village visitors alike. From plumbing upgrades to refreshed interiors, these improvements will provide a more comfortable experience …

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Kenmore village was the place to be for Easter weekend fun! Families gathered for a day of laughter and activities, starting with Easter crafts at the Breadalbane Reading Room and a treasure hunt around the village. The Kenmore Sports Pavilion was also transformed into a crafting hideaway. The Taymouth Castle team, alongside fellow local businesses, …

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Golf course – a green approach


At Taymouth Castle, environmental stewardship is a way of life. In this blog, we explore how our Director of Agronomy, Steve Chappell and his dedicated team are working tirelessly to bring the golf course to life while benefitting the surrounding ecosystem. Our vision for green excellence  Our sights are set on achieving GEO Certification – …

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Reviving History with Warm Spaces


Kenmore is a village with a rich heritage and strong community values that strongly resonate with the team at Taymouth Castle. It is for these reasons that we are thrilled to support the Warm Spaces programme at the Breadalbane Reading Room. A valuable addition to the community, the Warm Spaces programme provides a dedicated space …

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Kenmore Primary Cooks Up a Burns Feast


Members of the Taymouth Castle food and beverage team recently teamed up with schoolchildren from nearby Kenmore Primary to prepare a tasty Burns Supper for locals. The event brought together parents and families in celebration of Scotland’s Bard while inspiring an interest in the world of hospitality and raising funds for the school. 35 Kenmore pupils joined …

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To minimise construction traffic in and around Kenmore Village, a temporary secondary access point to the Estate will be in place from 08 January 2024 until the end of March. The access will be approximately 250m up the hill from Kenmore driving east, just before the turn off to Balnaskeag. All work has been approved …

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Fishing season 2024 news


We are pleased to announce that from 15 March 2024, local residents (within 5 miles) can enjoy daily trout fishing permits for just £1. You can cast your lines from the designated fishing area between north bank between Kenmore Bridge and the Chinese Bridge. To help us maintain a thriving fishing community, we politely ask …

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The Living River Tay


The River Tay is an essential part of the landscape, recreation, commerce, and natural beauty of the Perth and Kinross Region.  It is inhabited by brown trout, Atlantic salmon, grayling, Arctic charr and pike. Otters, water voles, roe deer, red squirrels, bats, badgers, foxes, rabbits and other wildlife can be seen in the water or …

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Ongoing Engagement with Community Councils


We were thrilled to have representatives from Aberfeldy, Dull & Weem, Kenmore & District, Mid-Atholl, Strathtay and Grandtully, Glenlyon and Loch Tay, and Killin Community Council join us on 18th October for our quarterly community council forum. During the meeting, the team from Taymouth Castle, including General Manager David O’Donoghue and Community Relations Manager Mairi …

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press release


Investment Group Affiliated with Taymouth Estate Acquires Moness Resort Hotel, restaurant, bar, spa will continue to serve the local community and tourists; under utilised cottages will be used to expand availability of workforce housing. KENMORE – August 15th, 2023.  An investment group affiliated with Taymouth Estate, PLH of the Highlands, has acquired Moness Resort, a …

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Deer welfare


Ensuring deer welfare on Taymouth Castle Estate We recently engaged Dr. Peter Green, a respected veterinary surgeon consultant specialising in deer health to investigate the deer population on the Estate. Dr. Green conducted a thorough assessment in June 2023 that included the following observations and recommendations: Deer presence and activity: While red deer visit the Estate …

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Updated – The fallen tree has now been cleared and the area made safe. The river left channel on the rapid above Chinese pool has a fallen tree blocking safe passage. No attempt should be made to navigate this side of the island. Please use the river right channel for safe passage. We are working …

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Pre-application notice for emerging development in Newhall Wood


As part of our effort to restore and modernise the castle and grounds, we have submitted a Proposal of Application Notice to Perth and Kinross Council regarding the back of house facilities on the Estate.   A summary of the proposal is included in a letter here. As part of the pre-application process, two in-person …

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Fishing permits


Taymouth Castle Club is pleased to issue daily trout fishing permits for the 2023 season for Kenmore residents and visitors.   Fly fishing is permitted from the riverbank between Kenmore Bridge and Chinese Bridge on the north bank only.   All catches should be reported online and include the location, species, length and weight of fish. This …

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Tree conservation and habitat management


Our team has been working with specialists in tree conservation and habitat management on tree maintenance across the Estate. This has resulted in a series of works summarised in this update.  The Monarchs’ Trees In 1842, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed at Taymouth Castle as guests of the 2nd Marquis of Breadalbane. Queen Victoria …

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Golf Course Works


Works to develop the golf course at Taymouth Castle will begin in March and are expected to take up to two years. The project will include clearing the existing course, design of the new course, drainage, irrigation and landscaping. Developers intend to incorporate existing materials found onsite. Construction access is via the East Gate. Any changes to public access will be …

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Lighting up Kenmore this Christmas


Taymouth Castle is pleased to support the Christmas in Kenmore celebrations launching on Saturday, 03 December. Festivities will commence with the Christmas illuminations switch-on and the opening of Kenmore Christmas Market in the square. The Lights On! event schedule is as follows:   4 pm – Kenmore Christmas market and children’s craft opening 5.15 pm – …

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As part of an ongoing drive to support and give back to the community in Kenmore, Taymouth Castle has been actively supporting the rebuilding of the replica Iron Age Crannog which burned down last year.   Now that plans to redevelop and relocate the Scottish Crannog Centre have won Perth and Kinross Council’s approval, Taymouth Castle …

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Riding for the Disabled is a local nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding sessions for those in the community with disabilities, with the mission to provide these individuals with the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing while also regaining independence. Taymouth Castle is immensely proud to pledge our financial support for Riding for the …

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Supporting the community


Taymouth Castle has a fully-equipped professional medical response facility and on-site paramedic. Our team is able to respond to incidents across the Taymouth site, including life-threatening incidents in the nearby community. Recently, our medical team helped a young boy in the community after an accident; the outcome was good, and we were delighted to assist. 

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Supporting the ABerfeldy Show and Games


Every year on the second weekend of August, the charming Highland Perthshire town of Aberfeldy comes alive with spectators to enjoy the annual Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering. The Aberfeldy Show and Games showcases the best in agriculture and Highland pursuits, and this year certainly did not disappoint. With a wide range …

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Introducing life-saving defibrillators to Kenmore beach has been on our agenda and we were pleased to be approached by the village safety committee with this request. The defibrillators will soon be available on the beach for the safety of the community and visitors to Kenmore.

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