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1793

 

The house is built by William Adam as the seat for the Graham family.

1883 – 1900

 

After the death of his father, R.B. Cunninghame Graham inherited Gartmore Estate. A prominent politician, author and adventurer, he was the first president of both the Scottish Labour Party and Scottish National Party

1900

 

Cunninghame Graham sells the house to shipping magnate, Sir Charles Cayzer. He remodels and expands the building, enlisting the help of architect David Barclay, a pupil of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

1940

 

The army commandeers the estate for use as a barracks.

1950

 

After the war, the Cayzers do not take back the estate and parts of it are sold by developers.

1953 – 1980

 

St Ninian’s, a list D school, is established by the Archdiocese of Glasgow and outbuildings are added for classroom space.

1987 – 1995

 

The Way International use Gartmore House as their European base.

1997

 

Cloverley Hall buy the house and establish it as a Conference and Activity centre

2000

 

George Russell (of Scotland the Brand), Peter Taylor, and Peter Sunderland form a Board of Directors and together run Gartmore House as a charitable trust.

2004

 

Sadly, Chairman of the board, George Russell passes away in September 2004. Peter Kimber (formerly chief executive Scottish Curriculum Authority and Scripture Union, England and Wales) and Rev Mike Parker (director of the Evangelical Alliance, Scotland) are invited onto the board

2008

 

Gartmore House begins to grow as a conference centre and destination for activity holidays. The activity centre is refurbished to provide wheelchair access and dormitory accommodation for schools and youth groups.

2016

 

A CHP (combined heat and power) system is installed – a system that allows Gartmore House to generate all our own energy. Any excess is fed back into the grid.

Present

 

Craft breakers, holidaymakers, school groups and conferences all make themselves at home, proving the house as a popular getaway destination in the Trossachs.

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