The best fishing throughout Scotland with Alba

At Shieldhill Castle we are pleased to announce that we will be working closely with Alba, Luxury Fishing Holidays to help provide amazing memories when you enjoy some amazing local attractions while you stay at Shieldhill Castle. 

Alba Game Fishing was established in 2004, and are the only company to offer the best fishing throughout Scotland. With a team of 22 professional fishing guides and casting instructors, located in the Borders, Highlands, Speyside, Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire. 

Alba can organise fishing trips for guests on the River Clyde, Tweed and Annan and numerous trout lochs in the area. We offer salmon, trout and pike fishing as well as Grayling fishing all year.

Premium fishing equipment is provided with Alba. We are partnered with Sage, Orvis, Hardy and Patagonia and carry an extensive stock of current fishing tackle from these partners. This will save you the risk of carrying expensive gear to Scotland. We also carry Orvis and Patagonia breathable waders and boots in all sizes for men, women and children.

Transport is provided with Alba in luxury SUVs and for larger groups, Mercedes V Class.

To compliment each trip, Alba can provide gourmet river-side lunches or the option of professional photography using full-frame DSLR cameras and prime lenses. Guests would get memorable images of their fishing experiences shared on Dropbox. 

Your time is precious, and the Alba team understands the importance of creating lasting memories and absolute focus on customer service. 
Be the One that got Away!

To find out more on what Alba can offer you head to the Shieldhill Castle local attractions page and follow the link to their website. 


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!