welcome to

Blair Castle & Estate

welcome to

Blair Castle & Estate

Welcome to One of Scotland’s Most Historic Estates

The beautiful nine hundred year old Blair Castle and 220 acre estate.


The Hunter Foundation is delighted to have acquired Blair Castle and Estate as our headquarters and location for all our leadership programmes.


It would be hard to find a more historic location for our philanthropy – the history at Blair Castle in Ayrshire stretches back over 900 years, our walls, it is said, constructed by Norman Invaders; it is a breath-taking home.


Our Heritage is Unquestionable

In 1165, King William I of Scotland conferred the Barony of Blair upon Jean Francois. His son, William, then changed the family name to Blair, Bryce de Blair fought with William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and his descendant, Sir David de Blair, was knighted by Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn in 1314. Wow!


Thankfully however whilst Blair Castle is all history on the outside, surrounded by 220 acres of ancient woodland, parkland and private gardens, inside the castle delivers on all our philanthropic needs; a truly wonderous location.


A Historic Location

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We are also honoured to offer a home to our values based leadership programme partners, Columba 1400 to complement their facility on Skye.


On the very rare occasion we have capacity, and to contribute to Blair’s running costs, we do release Blair for private events, click below to find out more.