Your event – have it your way!
We offer a bespoke event service, stress free hassle free.
Just let us know what you would like and we will deliver it for you!
Activities at the House:
Archery - Try your hand at the medieval sport of archery using our recurve bows. Hit the target with the guidance of our instructor! £35.00 per person. (1.15 hours)
Hawk Walk - Fly one of our agile hawks to your gloved hand. £35.00 per person. (45 minutes)
Both activities: £60 per person
Choose Highland Games as a stand alone half day event or as part of a MAD session. Lots of fun events with Cabre Toss, Putt the Stane, Haggis Hurling, Farmer's Dash, Whisky Tasting and much more!
A long tapered pine pole or log is stood upright and hoisted by the competitor who balances it vertically holding the smaller end in his hands.
The competitor runs forward attempting to toss it in such a way that it turns end over end with the upper (larger) end striking the ground first.
The smaller end that was originally held by the athlete hits the ground in the 12 o'clock position measured relative to the direction of the run. If successful, the athlete is said to have turned the caber.
Instead of a steel shot, a large stone of variable weight is often used. There are also some differences from the Olympic shot put in allowable techniques.
There are two versions of the stone toss events, differing in allowable technique. The "Braemar Stone" uses a 20–26 lb stone for men (13–18 lb for women) and does not allow any run up to the toeboard or "trig" to deliver the stone, i.e., it is a standing put. In the "Open Stone" using a 16–22 lb stone for men (or 8–12 lb for women), the thrower is allowed to use any throwing style so long as the stone is put with one hand with the stone resting cradled in the neck until the moment of release. Most athletes in the open stone event use either the "glide" or the "spin" techniques.
It is a uniquely Scottish sport involving the hurling of a haggis as far as possible for distance and accuracy from atop a platform (usually a whisky barrel). The Haggis must be edible.
The sporting haggis weighs 500 grams, with a maximum diameter of 18 cm and length of 22 cm. An allowance of ±30 grams is given and this weight is used in both junior and middle weight events.
The Farmer's Dash
The Farmer's Dash is done by grasping the handles of the weights in each hand, standing up with them, and walking. In professional competition, the weights vary from around 265 pounds per hand to almost 400 pounds per hand!
The contest can be to walk as far as you can with the weights with a pre-set number of set downs allowed, or to walk/run a set distance for the fastest time. Most of the time the event is done over a set distance for time, and set up for two or more contestants to go side by side in a race.
The Sheaf Toss
The sheaf toss is a traditional Scottish agricultural sport event originally contested at country fairs and offered in Edinburgh. A pitchfork is used to hurl a burlap bag stuffed with straw over a horizontal bar above the competitor's head. Typical weight for the bag is 16 pounds (about 7 kg).
Three chances are given to each competitor to cleanly go over the bar, without touching it. After all challengers have made their attempts, the bar is raised and all successful competitors move on to the new height. This continues until all but one athlete is eliminated.
Weight for Height
The weight is a steel or lead weight (with a bell, spherical or cylindrical shape) attached to a metal circular handle. The weight is thrown one-handed over a bar set at increasing heights above the thrower. The thrower has three attempts for each successive height. Places are determined by maximum height reached with the fewest misses.
There are two techniques for this event. The classic technique swings the weight between the legs before pulling the weight up and directly overhead. The alternate technique (which is not allowed in some games) involves a spinning motion, with the athlete throwing from the side.
Tug o' War
Used as a Grand Finale between teams it's everyone's last opportunity to grab some points and earn the winners medals
You will enjoy at least five different games, you can always add more if you want to!
Our cocktail masterclasses are an ideal way for any team, group of friends, or hen party to have some fun and learn some new skills in a fun and interactive environment making some classic cocktails.
Time to roll up your sleeves and get shaking! Our cocktail classes can be run from any location in Edinburgh, Glasgow, or Scotland.
Signature cocktail, poured on arrival.
4 classic cocktails: demonstrated & explained with samples.
Create your very own mojito.
Get into teams to create your very own signature cocktail.
£30.00 per person, classes last approximately 2 hours
Bringing our passion for whisky, with all its rich aromas and distinctive tastes to entertain your guests with something uniquely Scottish.
Consistently entertaining and informative, our professional led Whisky Tastings give a truly Scottish flavour to any event. In describing the differences in smells and tastes, we take guests on a sensory voyage through the medium of Scotland’s national drink.
Our fun yet informative tastings typically incorporate 3 or 4 whiskies. We firstly take our guests through the whisky manufacturing process. This is done with the help of our wide selection of whisky props, which help to clarify and animate all the information. We always offer a variety in our tastings that is a fitting representation of the incredible diversity in Scotch whisky. We describe the differences in colour, smell and taste and take the guests on a sensory voyage through the medium of our national drink.
£25.00 per person, classes last approximately 1.5 hours
Catering - Dinner Menu
Our Dinner menu is priced for supplying the food and hire of chef(s). If you require waiting staff, linen tablecloths & napkins, crockery, cutlery & glasses we charge separately for this as we believe that each event should be able to choose what style they require.
One of our advisors will only be too happy to help you choose which is right for you.
Menu’s below are based on a minimum of 15 people.
All prices quoted are per person and include VAT at the current rate.
Set Price Menu 1
£34.95 per person
Chicken Liver Parfait with Onion Chutney and Oatcakes
Caramelised Onion, Sun dried Tomato and Parmesan Tart with Red Wine Dressing (V)
Poached Salmon fillet on a Bed of Mediterranean Vegetables & daupinoise potato
Loin of Scottish Pork with Spiced Red Cabbage on a bed of creamed mash
Wild mushroom stroganoff served with rice & garlic bread (V)
White Chocolate & Raspberry Creme Brulee
Sticky Toffee Pudding with butterscotch sauce and fresh channel island cream
Set Price Menu 2
£39.95 per person
Chicken and Sun Blushed Tomato Terrine with Lime and Coriander Dressing
Boursin stuffed mushrooms, sweet chilli sauce & side salad (V)
Chicken stuffed with Herb &Garlic Cheese wrapped in Pancetta, roasted new potatoes
Beef Olives Stuffed with Haggis and Rosemary, cream au poivre sauce & boulangere potatoes
Squash Stuffed with Leeks, Potato, Baby Sweetcorn and Rosemary (V)
Chocolate and Raspberry Roulade Honeycomb Crunch
Classic Individual Banoffee Tart
Set Price Option 3
£49.95 per person
Tiger Prawn, Fine Bean, Ginger and Lemon Salad with Soy Sauce Dressing
Mango and Melon Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes Dressing
Fillet of Beef stuffed with Mushroom Pate with Spinach and Nutmeg Sauce, chef’s potato & seasonal
Mediterranean vegetable gateau with spicy tomato coulis
Poached Monkfish with Leeks and Vermouth, wilted greens & rosemary potato cake, crispy pancetta
Dark chocolate mousse with cherry syrup
Coconut sorbet with mango tarte tatin and chilli caramel crisp
Set Price Option 4
£57.95 per person
Goats Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart with Sundried Tomato Dressing (V)
Marbled salmon terrine sweet onion chutney, basil oil and dill infused oatcakes
Pan fried Red snapper fillet, lemon & herb crushed new potatoes, tomato consomm, minestrone
Venison fillet brushed with pommery mustard and porridge oats and peppery gravy, chef’s potato &
Chargrilled aubergine, beef tomato & dunsyre blue tower with sweet potato rosti, sunflower seed
Classic tart tatin with pistachio ice cream and caramel sauce
Wickedly Rich Chocolate Mousse Cake Served with Mascarpone and Raspberry Coulis
Other bits and pieces
Need a transfer into Edinburgh or bar and club passes – no problem just ask us.
We can also offer a huge range of other options off the grounds, country pursuits and Highland Games can be found just 25 minutes away, or for ideas in Edinburgh..
Edinburgh has so much to offer, and we can help, if you want to play golf, go sailing or enjoy a local spa day we can help – we can make your event Special and perfect, just ask for details.