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 and our walls, it is said, were constructed by Norman Invaders. It is now 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.


An Historic Location

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We are also honoured to offer Blair as 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 Exclusive Use hire for corporate events, private celebrations and family gatherings, click below to find out more.

November 2023

Corporate Events

‘I wish to express our gratitude for the exceptional Overnight Retreat – every aspect of the evening reflected your team’s professionalism and dedication into ensuring that every guest had a memorable experience. It was an absolute pleasure to be hosted at Blair.

The estate and especially the team were utterly flawless!’
Entrepreneurial Scotland November 2023

June 2023

Corporate event

“We had a fantastic management offsite at Blair House. The house is elegant and avoids the tartan “oldy worldy” pastiche of many large houses.


It has several great indoor rooms ideal for breakout sessions and the grounds make for a brilliant workspace option when the weather is good (which it was when we were there). The staff were great and always very helpful.


If you are looking for a venue which is private and sets the right expectations for your team, then Blair House is perfect.”