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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 a member of Green tourism and working towards the Gold Award.
We are currently developing a carbon-offsetting project, planting a truffle orchard of nearly 200 trees 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.