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At Carlowrie Castle, we are continually striving to make our working practices as conscious as possible.

Discover our food-sourcing policies, our charitable work with RESTART and The Breakfast Bothy, our patronage of emerging artists around the world, our carbon-offsetting initiatives, and our commitment to preserving local craft and design heritage for future generations.

B Corp certification

We are proud to be B Corp certified, joining the global movement to create a better planet. By becoming B Corp certified,  we’ve been verified as meeting B Lab’s high standards for social and environmental impact, that we’ve made a legal commitment to stakeholder governance, and that we’re demonstrating accountability and transparency by disclosing our record of performance publicly. You can learn more about our B Corp certification and record here.

We understand the importance of sustainable practices and we’re proud to be counted among other businesses that are leading a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.

We’re committed to accountability, transparency and continuous improvement. In order to maintain our certification, we will undergo the assessment and verification process every three years, demonstrating we are still meeting B Lab’s standards.

Eat well

At Carlowrie Castle, we combine the expertise of our award-winning chef with the best local ingredients. All our food produce is sustainably and transparently sourced within Scotland, some of it even grown in our own back garden!

We serve dry aged grass-fed beef from quality Scottish farms that is hand picked for us by local family butchers.
Our game is procured by Braehead Foods from Scottish estates.
Our fish is hand-selected daily by expert fishmongers George Campbell & Sons from the best fishing ports across Scotland.

Change lives

At Carlowrie Castle we constantly look to the future as well as to the past.

Owner and CEO of Carlowrie Castle, Andrew Marshall, founded the charity RESTART in 2009. Since then, it has been effecting long-lasting change, supporting the homeless and long-term unemployed to re-start their lives through education, housing, healthcare and apprenticeship schemes.

In 2021 we moved closer to home with The Breakfast Bothy – an outreach project. The Breakfast Bothy  is a bright yellow police box located in the Meadows area of central Edinburgh that provides a hot breakfast and a friendly face for those who are in need of either or both. The project will grow organically and we hope to be offering more voluntary services as it becomes established.

Carlowrie is a major benefactor of RESTART, meaning that everybody who books an event or stay at Carlowrie is also helping to support the charity’s incredible work.

Champion artists

At Carlowrie Castle we also believe in championing emerging artists and supporting both traditional and innovative craftsmanship. The castle is home to the Carlowrie Collection: over 70 artworks from emerging urban and pop artists around the world. In 2021 we began to host art retreats for those learning or looking to perfect their skills – please enquire at

In October 2018 Carlowrie launched a homeware and accessories collection of handcrafted and uniquely designed work telling the story of Isobel Wylie Hutchison, Carlowrie’s most intriguing resident. The collection is updated with new creations by local artists inspired by Isobel regularly.


Live greener

Luxury doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment. At Carlowrie, we are constantly exploring new ways to make our business greener.

We have invested in a carbon-neutral biomass boiler to fuel the castle’s high demand for heating and hot water, utilising only clean, sustainably-sourced biomass to power it. Carlowrie is B Corp certified and a member of Green tourism and working towards the Gold Award.

We recently developed a carbon-offsetting project, planting a truffle orchard of nearly 200 trees on our 32-acre estate. This project has a special historical resonance for us as Robert Hutchison, who oversaw the construction of Carlowrie Castle, was a recognised expert in forestry, and we feel sure that he would have approved.

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