Media Release: Perthshire hotel gets into jubilee spirit with 1952-priced stay


THE Angus Hotel in Blairgowrie has hung out the bunting and is getting into the celebratory spirit of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by truly rolling back time by giving all their Jubilee guests an unrivalled opportunity to win their stay at 1952 room price of just 19 shillings and six pence (234 pennies).

The Angus Hotel has been under the management of the local Scott family since the mid-1950s, taking over the hotel just a couple of years after the Queen’s Coronation in 1952, and will be right at the heart of the local Jubilee celebrations being held by Blairgowrie & Rattray Jubilee Big Lunch, which takes place on Sunday 3rd June in Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie.

Murray Scott, managing director of Scott Hotels, commented: “We’ve always been a family run business and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is very much about celebrating the family and the community.

“We’re delighted to be supporting Blairgowrie & Rattray’s Big Lunch celebrations on Sunday 3rd June; however, we felt we wanted to do something specifically for our guests too – which got us thinking!

“With our own 60th anniversary coming up in a few years time, we had started to dig back through the archives and came across our price lists for the 1950s and it sparked the idea.

“The biggest challenge was trying to convert shillings and pence into decimal, but we think we’ve got it right!”

All guests staying at The Angus Hotel between 1st and 5th June are automatically entered into the draw to have their stay reduced to just 234 pennies.

Not only that, the hotel has secured reduced price family passes for nearby Glamis Castle, where the Queen’s dresses are currently on display, and will be running a Kids Eat Free offer for the extended Jubilee holiday weekend.

For more information on the Jubilee activities in and around Blairgowrie, visit

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