Ptarmigan House
About Us

Your hosts are Gordon and Lin in this family-run Bed & Breakfast. The whole family are well known throughout the world for their curling exploits. Gordon is an international curler with 2 world silver medals and is an ex-Olympian.

Eldest son Glen has represented his country at World Junior Championships in 2007/2008/2009 and also represented Scotland at European Championships in Moscow 2011. Glen is now a sheep farmer and spends his summers shearing sheep.

Daughter Eve is four times World Junior Champion and World and European Gold Medallist. She also represented Great Britain at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010 as Skip of the team. Eve is also an accomplished golfer with a handicap of 2. She has a passion for the bagpipes and has played at the World Championships with the Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Pipe Band.

Youngest son Thomas is also an accomplished curler and is involved in the Scottish curling scene, he won the Scottish Junior championships in 2012 and represented Great Britain at the World Youth Olympics in Innsbruck in 2012. He also has a passion for his pedigree Texel and Blackface Sheep which can usually be found in front of the house.

Lin has travelled extensively throughout the world before having her family and also enjoys following them to all corners of the globe in support of their sporting exploits. Lin enjoys shopping and an direct the ladies to the nearby bargains.

Gordon and Lin can direct you to their farm at nearby Killiecrankie where you can admire their nearby cattle and sheep. The cattle are part of the original Corriemuckloch fold established in 1965.

The farm is Glen Girnaig and guests are welcome to walk up this beautiful tranquil glen where they can see red deer, roe deer, birds of prey and wild life while admiring the Beinn a’Ghlo Mountains to the North and Ben-y-Vrackie to the East. The colours in Glen Girnaig and the Pass of Killiecrankie are truly spectacular in the autumn.

Part of the farm lies on the site of the famous Battle of Killiecrankie which was fought on July 27th 1689 where the Jacobites were led by Viscount Dundee, or Graham of Claverhouse as he was better known, who was killed in battle. His grave can be found in St Brides Kirk next to nearby Blair Castle.

Glen Muirhead
Eve Muirhead
Thomas Muirhead