Dundas Castle

The 12 Days of Christmas – Behind the Scenes

Hopefully by now you will have seen our Dundas take on the 12 Days of Christmas. We wanted to give you a peek at how the video came together. The day started bright and early at 7.15am with Rachel, our marketing assistant, and Luke and Simon...

edible plant pots
Edible flower pots; not a challenge for our chefs!
edible plant pot What better way to get a taste of the start of spring…   At the start of every year we like to pop out to our clients with a wee gift to say thank you for their continued support.  As self-confessed 'foodies', we work with our exclusive catering partner ‘Prestige Venues and Events’ to create edible treats relating to a particular theme.  This year we heralded the start of spring by creating an edible plant pot!
morning on the loch
Dundas Castle to play host to future sporting disciplines
Dundas Loch for swwimmingHere at Dundas Castle we have always been proud supporters of health and wellbeing in society. One such example of our support was announced this morning.  In light of the major sporting events taking place in Scotland this summer, Dundas was asked to play host to future sporting disciplines right here on the estate.  These are to include judo, synchronised swimming and dressage.
Courtyard area
Dundas Castle. Memories from the 1970s
Courtyard Cottage area pre-refurbishment‘Dundas Castle’ has seen some spectacular events since the Auld Keep was built in 1416. When a new member of the team joins us, Sir Jack takes them on a history tour of the Auld Keep and Castle.  It is from this tour that we each learn about some of the major events in the Castle’s past and also some stories from Sir Jack’s family who have owned the Estate since 1899. Before Sir Jack took over the Estate upon the death of his mother in 1997, the Castle was divided and let out as apartments.  We had the absolute pleasure of being contacted by Nigel Hilton, who stayed here in what is now the Courtyard Cottage bedroom area of the Castle as a young man from 1976-1979.
menu tasting 2013
Menu tasting 2013: Another delicious year…
It was the time of year we had all been waiting for -  the annual menu tasting...   Each year we sample some of the dishes that we offer our clients so that when it comes to the planning of an event, whether it's a family celebration, a wedding or a conference, we are able to give first hand advice on what food and wine combinations may work best.  Each March the new menu is released and it is great to see all of our hard work come together.  Our team works closely with the head chefs at Prestige Venues and Events to create innovative and inspiring dishes.  Our wine supplier, Bibendum, offer a fantastic selection of the finest wines and you, our guests can enjoy it!