We’re delighted to receive planning permission for our new farmshop, microbrewery and tasting rooms, as well as our luxury spa facility, which on completion will bring a host of benefits to Logiealmond Estate guests.
Following our ecological philosophy, the new facilities will be built in ways sympathetic to the original Estate buildings. Stone for the cladding will be extracted from the spoil of the nearby Craiglea Quarry minimising carbon emissions relating to transporting materials, and a biomass heating system will contribute to our net zero carbon aspirations.
In support of our planning application, Graham Briggs from Historic Environment Scotland stated,
The proposals put forward by Logiealmond Estate to utilise indigenous material from their own historic slate quarry as a building stone demonstrates an exemplar approach to sustainability and shows how we can 'build back better'. Not only does this proposal encompass excellent circular economy principles (processing the waste from the spoil heaps), it also expends minimal carbon as the material has already been extracted. Locally processing the material also supports the rural economy (keeping money local), as well as supporting skilled jobs in fragile rural communities. Utilising the slate on building projects within the Logiealmond Estate which will give the buildings a deep-rooted sense of place as the materials have come from less than a mile away.
Fields to the west of the microbrewery will be planted with barley to be used in the brewing of our local beer, and visitors to the farmshop will be able to purchase the Estate’s own-reared organic beef, lamb, venison and game, along with other locally-sourced produce.
Our luxury spa will include an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, treatment rooms and yoga suite allowing our guests to enjoy health and wellbeing benefits during their stay on the Estate.
Estate Manager Philip Blount said “The development of these projects, alongside the renovation of a further seven holiday properties, will build upon our outstanding accommodation and visitor experience here at our unique destination.”