Exclusive Partnership Adds Garnish to Scotland

A partnership between two prestigious Scottish brands will add flavour to events at some of Scotland’s most beautiful historic properties, as the National Trust for Scotland and Heritage Portfolio Ltd join forces to provide five-star hospitality at four of Scotland’s famous heritage venues.

Through this exciting new partnership, all corporate events, weddings and private functions held at Falkland Palace, Hill of Tarvit, and Kellie Castle in Fife, and House of Dun in Angus, will be managed and catered by Heritage Portfolio Ltd.

NTS’ National Hospitality Manager, Pietro Cecchini said:

“As this exclusive partnership is a first for the Trust, I am delighted that it is with the UK Event Caterer and Independent Event Caterer of the Year 2010.

“Not only are Heritage Portfolio experts in delivering five-star hospitality within buildings and gardens of national and historic significance, their professionalism is accompanied by a true passion for food – with the emphasis on fresh, seasonal and Scottish produce.”

Scott Robertson, Sales Director at Heritage Portfolio added:

“We are thrilled to be supporting the National Trust for Scotland, one of Scotland’s leading conservation charities.

“This is a fantastic partnership for our clients and guests, who can now experience Scotland’s fabulous heritage from a different perspective.

“From champagne and canapés on the Rose Lawn at Falkland Palace, once a favourite hunting lodge of the Stuart Kings and Queens, to sumptuous banquets in the Great Hall at Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse, there are numerous exciting opportunities for corporate events, weddings and private functions at all four properties.”

“We are currently developing a dedicated website and promotional material, but in the meantime, simply contact us at nts@heritageportfolio.co.uk or call 0131 555 8478 for more information.”

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National Trust for Scotland Press Office. Contact Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr on 0844 493 2483/ 07713 786277.

Editor’s Notes:

  1. Falkland Palace was a favourite hunting lodge of the Stuart Kings and Queens of Scotland, including Mary Queen of Scots, located in the rolling countryside of North West Fife.
  1. Kellie Castle is a romantic traditional Scottish castle and 17th Century Walled Garden situated in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife, close to Pittenweem.  Originally built as a fortified stronghold in the 12th Century, it was, home until the early 1970’s to the Lorimer family, whose architectural and building skills over more than a century rescued the building from certain dereliction.  Latterly, it was the home of Hew Lorimer, renowned Scottish sculptor and his family, who passed the property into the care of the National Trust for Scotland.
  1. Hill of Tarvit is a magnificent Edwardian mansion house, designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, set in the beautiful rolling Fife countryside outside Cupar. Includes the unique Kingarrock hickory golf course. 
  1. The magnificent House of Dun was completed by William Adam in 1730 for David Erskine, the 13th Laird of Dun, and is surrounded by fabulous Victorian gardens overlooking the Montrose Basin. The property has one of the finest china and timepiece collections in Scotland
  1. The National Trust for Scotland is one of Scotland’s leading conservation charities, which relies on the financial support of its members to fund its important work of caring for the natural and cultural heritage of Scotland for everyone to enjoy.
  1. You can join the National Trust for Scotland for as little as £5 per month for a family. To become a member, visit http://www.nts.org.uk/Join/Benefits/.

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