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2017 News...


  • HRH Prince Charles Visit to Thainstone House

David Mcdonald, General Manager of Thainstone House was delighted to welcome Prince Charles to the hotel on 13th June 2017.  Prince Charles attended a Fishing into the Future training programme at Thainstone House, a programme that is a fisherman-led scheme dedicated to making fisheries management more sustainable. 

  • We love dogs

Here at Crerar Hotels, we understand that dogs are a part of the family - that's why you and your four-legged friend will receive the same warm Crerar welcome when you step through our doors. Many of our hotels are set in idyllic locations - ideal for long and leisurely dog walks in some of the most pristine countryside landscapes in Scotland, ensuring a tail-waggingly good time.

  • Elemis - The Spa Brand with Social Responsibility

We are proud to be partnered with ELEMIS at a number of our hotels, a spa brand that supports many fantastic charities and non-profit organisations which tackle issues close to their heart. This reflects our own ethos to help local communities, groups and charities through our very own Crerar Hotels Trust. Guests can experience spa and beauty treatments which use the ELEMIS product range at many of our properties.

  • Funding for Lifelites

If you have three minutes, then please watch this video, featuring the amazing 'Eyegaze' technology, which Crerar Hotels Trust has been able to support, via a grant of £10,046. General Manager of Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa, Mark Starkey and his proud team visited the Lifelites Centre in Wetherby to see this magical technology being put to use, helping out terminally ill and disabled children at Martin House Children's Hospice. Mark later remarked that, "It was incredible to see how technology can give children the opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have."

Crerar Hotels Trust is only able to help charities like Lifelites because of the patron of our loyal customers. Up to 50% of our guest's custom is donated to charity and community projects across the country.

  • “It’s changed my university life” - Crerar scholar Catherine Sinclair

The recipient of a Robert Gordon University (RGU) scholarships, funded by the Crerar Hotels Trust, has revealed that securing award has, “changed” her life at University.

Read more here > >



  • Introducing ishga - The Scottish Skincare Brand

Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa,has announced the introduction of ishga, the organic Scottish skincare brand which harnesses the properties of seaweed hand-picked from the very waters that surround the Hebridian islands.

This February, Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa launched their exclusive partnership, which will offer guests a range of 11 exquisite ishga face and body treatments into their island spa.

ishga, which is derived from the Gaelic word for water, harnesses the anti-aging properties of the purest Hebridean seaweed to produce a 100% organic ingredient. The powerful concentration of vitamins, minerals and natural antioxidants help to detoxify, nourish and rejuvinate the skin and maintain a healthy glow.

Try for yourself! Call the spa direct on 01680 812 032 to book your ishga treatment.


  • Inverness Caledonian Thistle players help guests to kick off a healthier lifestyle at Golf View Leisure Club

Inverness Caledonian Thistle stars Gary Warren and Carl Tremarco made a splash at Golf View Hotel & Spa in Nairn on Sunday 29th January 2017, to encourage a happier and healthier lifestyle in 2017.

At a busy open day event within the hotel’s Leisure Club, guests and visitors were put through their paces in the modern gym, received pampering treatments in the spa and made a splash in the pool with breath-taking panoramic views across the Moray Firth. Read more here > >


2016 News...

  • Olympian joins Thainstone House Leisure Club

Olympian and two time gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games, the one and only, Hannah Miley has joined Thainstone House's very own leisure club. Using the facilities to train for the 2017 World Aquatic Championships.

Members of Thainstone Leisure Club enjoy access to all the facilities, 20% reduction off dining in The Green Lady restaurant and Stockman's bar and much more. Enquire about the newly created LIFESTYLE membership to discover the additional benefits offered.

  • Glencoe Inn earns 4th star 

Well done to The Glencoe Inn, who recently earned a four star rating from the AA. Hotels and inns are rigorously judged on staff, dinding facilities, upkeep and monay other factors in this meticulous process.

The Glencoe Inn is set within a stunning location in the shadow of the Pap of Glencoe, overlooking Loch Leven. A stay at The Glencoe Inn is all about traditional Scottish hospitality complemented by nature and adventure, making it an ideal location for an outdoor autumn retreat.

  • Money raised for Bloodwise at Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa

A Fyne Weekend was a recent fundraising event thrown by Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, and we are pleased to announce that it was a resounding success. This prestigious event featured a variety of top notch entertainment from the EmmerDOLLS of TV soap Emmerdale, to the original Stig and an awesome supercar experience. The purpose of this event was to raise money for Bloodwise, a charity that funds world-class research and supports victims of blood cancer and all related disorders. In total we are proud to announce that over £5,000 was raised for this great cause, as well as much publicity.

  • Brand New Menu - Deeside Inn

Something special is happening at Deeside Inn. Not only have they rebuilt a brand new wing of the building after the floods, but they have also completely revamped their menu - and the results are truly outstanding. Using seasonal ingredients from enthusiastic local producers - the kitchen brigade are bringing something special to the table. We recommend you try the dry aged Deeside burger, with Arran onion chutney and hand cut chips, delicious classic with a Highland twist! 

  • A Fyne Weekend - Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa

Join Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa for a weekend of Champagne, fine dining, breathtaking experiences, top music performances and mighty 'Fyne' company. Featuring the EmmerDOLLS, the original Stig, a supercharged supercar and a Honda bike experience! This spectacular event is all in aid of Bloodwise, a charity which has been beating blood cancers since 1960. Read more here > >

  • Crerar Hotel's Trust Update & Community Prize

The Crerar Hotels Trust is a charitable trust set up to gift more than half of the group's distributable profits annually to good causes. We are delighted to share our most recent celebrations. 

Mindroom received £4,000 - This charities goal is to see every child and adult with learning difficulties in this country receive the recognition and help they need.
First Steps Future Training received £16,600 - This organisation works to ensure that all members of our community have a voice and are respected and valued, while enabling them to fulfil their potential with a zest for life-long learning.
Edinburgh International Book Festival received £1,500 - The largest public celebration of the written word in the world. Every August this charity brings over 800 writers and thinkers from across the planet together to get everyone learning.

Community Prize - The Crerar Hotels Trust also conduct an annual 'Community Prize', a competition put together as a way to bring old and young people together in a meaningful and lasting way. Our hotels shall each nominate a project that they believe deserves to win the whopping £25,000 prize. Last year's winner the 'Dee & Don Collective', organised Ceilidhs in and around Deeside, bringing the generations together through culture, history, dance, music and fun. The deadline for applications is the 9th September, so contact your local Crerar Hotel today for suggestions.

  • Homeless World Cup 2016 - GoGlasgow Urban Hotel

This summer Glasgow plays host to the Homeless World Cup 2016, and with Crerar Hotels very own GoGlasgow Urban Hotel located on Paisley Road West, the hotel group is delighted to announce taking out a £15,000 sponsorship referee package for the tournament which kicks off on July 10. The generous donation will allow a team of referees from all over the world – many with an experience of homelessness – to be involved in the tournament. Read the full story here > >

  • An Evening with Cyrus - Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa

This Summer the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa hosted the island’s first ever culinary event of its kind – an evening with celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala, preparing and presenting a unique five course dinner containing nine different dishes, described as “a culinary fusion experience; fine Scottish food with an Indian twist”. Each course was cooked with ingredients almost exclusively from Mull and Scottish suppliers, and paired up (and cooked) with its own specially selected Balvenie whisky, presented on the night by Balvenie Brand Ambassador James Buntin - and all this in aid of fundraising for Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland (HIT Scotland). Read more here > >

  • GoGlasgow earn 'Certificate of Excellence 2016' award on TripAdvisor

A huge congratulations to all the staff at GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, this is a great example of team effort. The consistent and enthusiastic customer service provided has inspired true loyalty among customers, who have recognised this through their fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor. Well done everyone and keep up the good work! Read reviews here > >

  • Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa Reach 1000 five star reviews on TripAdvisor

Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa have managed to accumulate a truly impressive 1000 5 star reviews on the website TripAdvisor. We are especially proud of the entire team at the hotel, headed by general manager Marc Gardner. We would also like to thank each and every guest for their loyalty and fantastic feedback, which helps us to improve our standards.

  • Crerar Hotels Community Prize

'Together Young and Old' is the theme of Crerar Hotels Community Prize. We have tasked each of our 13 hotels with developing a plan to bridge the gap between generations which will simultaneously benefit the two different groups while bringing communities together. Apply for this years prize > >

  • Crerar Hotel Trust donates to Roses Charitable Trust

been a donation of £5,000 to Roses Charitable Trust. The money will go towards supporting the running of their residential personal development activity courses on the Isle of Mull. The project delivers challenging outdoor activity courses for groups of marginalised young people, aged 7 - 21. Many coming from home environments in areas experiencing acute deprivation and social exclusion. Read More > >

It's hard to believe that the 6th of May 2016 will mark the one year anniversary of the opening of GoGlasgow Urban Hotel. The General Manager Graham Urquhart and his fantastic team have achieved so much, working hard to consistently provide guests with an outstanding stay or visit to the hotel, thus contributing to its current placing as the number 1 hotel in Glasgow on TripAdvisor. So celebrate with us from Friday 6th May, all weekend - for entertainment, drinks, food, and, of course birthday cake! Read More >>

  • New General Managers

We have the pleasure of welcoming two new and experienced General Managers to the Crerar Hotel team. Derek Macdonald at Thainstone House, Iain Watson at Golf View Hotel & Spa, David McGhie takes up the reins at Oban Bay Hotel and Mark Starkey joins Chevin Country Park Hotel and Spa. Read More >>

  • An Evening with Cyrus - Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa

Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa are holding an exclusive evening on Saturday 25th June, which will see Chef Cyrus Todiwala AKA 'chef of genius' create a special five course menu on the theme of 'Scotland, with an Indian twist'. Read More >>

  • Sunshine After the Rain Open-Air Picnic Concert - Thainstone House

As many of you will know, North East Scotland has suffered some devastating floods this year. For this reason, the team at Thainstone House have organised an open air festival, 'Sunshine After the Rain', to fundraise for those people who have been affected. With an afternoon of entertainment planned, headlined by the show stopping, Glastonbury playing 'Mariachis'. Read More >>

  • News from The Deeside Inn following the December floods

The floods on the 30th December were a shock to all, yet it would take a lot more than this to dampen the spirit of the folk of Ballater.” So was the statement made by Paddy Crerar, Crerar Hotel Group CEO, on Hogmanay following the flooding in Ballater. Read more>>

2015 News...

  • Crerar Hotels Community Prize

This year, as a pilot scheme, Crerar Hotels decided to launch the very first Crerar Hotels Community Prize.  The winner’s prize fund of £25,000 being awarded to a local community project which bring together young and old people in a meaningful way. Read more >>

  • Thainstone to host Funding Neuro Event

Professor Steven Gill to meet industry’s leading engineers at Thainstone House to explore ways to improve current treatment methods for conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and brain tumours present in children. Read more>>

  • Crerar Hotels Pledge more than a Year of Scottish Food & Drink

Crerar Hotel Group (CHG) and Russell Hume Ltd have agreed a two year deal to ensure that all beef and lamb served to hotel guests across Scotland is sourced only from Scottish herds and flocks.  Read more>>

  • Thainstone House, Inverurie receives 2 AA Rosettes

Thainstone House has received a coveted and rarely given first time double merit AA two rosette status (leapfrogging a one star AA rosette) for food and hospitality. Read more>>

  • New Crerar Hotel - GoGlasgow Urban Hotel

GoGlasgow Urban Hotel opened phase one in June 2015. The new look 117 bedroom hotel  (formerly a Swallow hotel) was acquired as a site and building by Crerar Hotel Group in September 2014. Read more>>

2014 News...

  • The Deeside Inn, Ballater in Royal Deeside - Awarded four AA stars as an Inn (December 2014)

General Manager, Joanna Whysall, is delighted to annouce that The Deeside Inn has been awarded four stars from the AA. Read more>>

  • Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, Inveraray in Argyll and Bute - Awarded four AA stars (November 2014)

It's official! The top quality service has been awarded and Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, Inveraray is endorsed with this long awaited prestigious four star award by AA Hotels Services. Read more>>>

  • Thainstone House, Inverurie welcomes AA 4 star status (December 2014)

A new rating of four AA stars has been awarded from the long-standing hotel guide that has been inspecting the standards of hotels across the UK for over 100 years two days after the appointment of Morag Stark, General Manager. Read more>>>

  • New Appointment – Morag Stark, General Manager at Thainstone House, Inverurie (November 2014)

Morag Stark has recently been appointed as the General Manager for Thainstone House in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Read more>>>