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The story of the haunted hotel, Shieldhill Castle

In light of it being the most haunted day of the year, we thought we’d share our very own Shieldhill Castle haunted hotel story with you. Many of you know about the Grey Lady of Shieldhill Castle, but do you know why she haunts the Castle? And do you know that there has been some recent sightings of abnormal activity?

The ‘Grey Lady’ ghost has been sighted by hotel guests in the corridors of Shieldhill Castle. We believe she was the former occupant of the house who fell for someone of a lower social class. The story goes that she killed herself as a result of her father forbidding their relationship. Many guests have said they can feel her presence, with cold touches when they enter what is believed to be her room. Additionally, a male ghost clothed in what appears to be butler’s uniform has been reported in the hotel’s former staff quarters.

Owner of Shieldhill Castle, Colin Frame, has first hand witnessed abnormal activity when appliances would go on automatically in the staff areas, sensor lights being triggered and tickles on the arm. There are several versions of what has happened to the Grey Lady and this mystery man, have you experienced their presence? If so then let us know.

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Having a wonderful Winter Wedding with Shieldhill Castle

Having a Winter Wedding adds an element of warmth and comfort, especially while you escape the chilly temperatures to celebrate a very special day surrounded by loved ones. If you’re considering a Winter Wedding, here’s is why Shieldhill Castle will make you fall in love with this beautiful time of year. 

The beautiful manicured grounds at Shieldhill Castle are nothing short of picture perfect when covered by the soft, powdery snow glistening in the winter sunlight. But with a winter wedding, the majority of your reception will take place once the sun sets. Arrange a visit to Shieldhill Castle in the evening when you can see beautiful lighting in the cosy and inviting function rooms. 

Not only is Shieldhill Castle stunning at this time of year, it is also a functional venue. You’ll solve half your travel problems if you come to the castle as we can have both the ceremony, reception and accommodation, making it one stop venue. Then guests won’t have to travel between the two, which could take a while in bad weather

With the Winter Wedding season for Shieldhill Castle just around the corner we would love to remind you of the fabulous 25 person Winter Wedding package for £2000 which is available to book now. (October 21- March 22)

If you are interested in making your Winter Wedding a grander affair now restrictions are lifted we can also cater this package to suit you. 


To book a private viewing for your special day or chat to our Wedding and Events Team please contact events@shieldhillcastle.com and start this journey into your next chapter with Shieldhill Castle.

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I can’t say “I Do” without you

You can’t say “I do” without your besties beside you, so, here is one way to pop the question to your soon to be bridesmaids and maids of honor with the help of Shieldhill Castle. 

Treat the ladies to a special Afternoon Tea at Shieldhill Castle, enjoy some sweet and savoury treats while waiting in suspense to ask the question and toast the fabulous news with a glass of fizz. Hide the surprise by disguising it by coming to the castle for a catch up and turn it into a moment they will remember forever. 

Why not gift them with a Bridesmaid Proposal Box. A ‘Will You Be My Bridesmaid box’ with your soon to be bridesmaids name displayed on her own personalised keepsake box is perfect for filling up with pamper gifts and mementos of your friendship. This is one of the most special ways of asking them to stand by you on your wedding day.  

After you’ve completed your bridesmaid proposal, and your girls have said yes while you enjoyed your lovely Afternoon Tea, why not check into our stunning Courtyard rooms for an overnight pamper stay in our conjoining rooms. Putting on funny and stylish bridesmaid shirts and bridal party pjs is the perfect way for your bride tribe to enjoy the first of many bridal celebrations. 

To find out more on what we can do to support you in this exciting new chapter then please get in touch with our Shieldhill Castle team at reception@shieldhillcastle.com

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Our first Shieldhill Castle wedding of the season

Congratulations Kirsty & James

From all the team at Shieldhill Castle, we wish you all the best in this next chapter of your lives as husband and wife.

Our first wedding of the season, it was a pleasure to host this special occasion for you and your families.

Wishing you every happiness Mr & Mrs Maclachlan.

Photographer-AJW Photogaphy

Flowers- The Secret Garden – Floral Designs by Lynn Murphy

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Owner Colin Frame wins John Gibson Memorial Race

We are delighted to congratulate the owner of Shieldhill Castle, Colin Frame on winning the John Gibson Memorial race.

After 4 years out of the racing seat, Colin put on his racing gear last weekend at Lochgelly Raceway – the Place to Race, taking out the Superstock once again. Colin shared his experience and just how much it meant to him, as he described the race “for me this was the equivalent to winning the World Final”.

We would like to congratulate Colin and also the team behind him. The trophy is now proudly on display at Shieldhill Castle.

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Winter Wedding Package for £2000

Shieldhill Castle 25 person Winter Wedding package for £2000 is now available to book. (October 2021- March 2022)

Holding a smaller celebration also adds an element of warmth and comfort, especially while you escape the chilly temperatures to celebrate a very special day surrounded by loved ones. The beautiful manicured grounds at Shieldhill Castle are nothing short of picture perfect when covered by the soft, powdery snow glistening in the winter sunlight.

To book a private viewing for your intimate gathering please contact events@shieldhillcastle.com and start this journey into your next chapter with our dedicated team at Shieldhill Castle.

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Visit Scotland

Now is a  wonderful time to visit Scotland, with temperatures reaching around 13°C and beautiful flowers such as lillies and daffodils in full bloom. It’s nearing the start of summer at Shieldhill Castle and we are really glad that with the lifting of lockdown we will be able to spend this summer with you. Here are just a few of the things to see and do for the perfect  Scottish vacation at Shieldhill Castle with the ones you love. 

Perfect for families or couples, visit the Lanark Loch. 20 acre man-made loch with that is open for fishing, children’s activities, golf and more between May until September. The Inn on the Loch has a 9 hole pitch and putt course, boating pond with bumper boats, course fishing (permit only), children’s play area, trampolines, and a refreshment kiosk.

Or why not visit  the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve, it stretches along both sides of the Clyde gorge, which provides a great variety of habitats full of wildlife to discover. It’s free to visit too! There are 3 different waterfalls to see along the Clyde Walkway, so make sure you bring your camera to take pictures of the stunning views. If you want to find out about the area and the animals that live there, pop in to the Visitor Centre, which is open daily and free to visit. There you can watch live footage of nesting peregrines in the Peregrine Experience, plus there are interactive games and toys, including wildlife crafts!

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National Receptionist Day Meet Jodie

Happy National Receptionists Day!

Great receptionists play an invaluable role in the lives of customers and the livelihood of businesses everywhere.

What better way to celebrate this, than to introduce you to Jodie Campbell, our receptionist at Shieldhill Castle. 

In our latest article Jodie reflects on her experience and what it means to be a world-class receptionist. After all, she is the first face you see and dedicates her time delivering exceptional customer service and support.

“Hi everyone, I am Jodie,

One of the main things i love about my job role is I’m the first point of contact for both visitors and enquiries. I organise the day to day goings on at the Castle and am the hub of all necessary information for guests and staff. This role is so rewarding as i get to see from all angels the joy and happiness Shieldhill Castle brings to staff, suppliers and customers. I really enjoy the fast paced working environment and meeting new people from a variety of backgrounds and from a variety different locations.

As a team, i hope we can help Shieldhill Castle flourish in 2021 and become a recognised, desirable and go-to venue for locals, couples looking to get married or those looking to celebrate their special occasions.”

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The Bridal Suite

Our bridal suite is a beautiful space where a bride can take the time to get ready for her perfect day surrounded by her friends and family. It has a separate lounge and dining area to make the big day that little bit more special.

This suite incorporates every necessary feature for beautiful brides to relax and glow on their big day. From the natural sunlight peeking through around the whole suite to assist the photographer capturing all of your beauty, to the stunning views of Tinto View to overlook whilst you are about to take this journey on your own momentous moment.  

If your interesting in having your wedding at Shieldhill Castle please contact our Wedding Coordinator at events@shieldhillcastle.com