A warm welcome awaits you at Highlandman Station Bed and Breakfast. Formerly a railway station, this small, friendly bed and breakfast is located in the small hamlet of Highlandman just two miles southeast of Crieff.
Offering two comfortable rooms, Highlandman Station is ideally situated as a gateway to the spectacular Scottish Highlands as well as being within reach of the many attractions of Central Scotland.
Highlandman Station is a charming stone built period property which has retained many features which allude to its unique heritage.
Erected in or around 1856 by the Caledonian Railway Company. The former ticket office and waiting room, are now bedrooms attached to the original Station Master's cottage. The platform now functions as a gravelled parking area and has retained original signage. Other features such as the station clock which adorn the façade of the cottage, hint at its rich heritage.
Standing stones, stone circles and the footholds of Roman forts attest to the rich history of the area. Throughout the medieval period Crieff was a significant judicial and political centre prior to becoming Scotland’s main cattle trading centre between the 16th and 18th centuries. Drovers, from the Highlands, would converge at the huge livestock markets with as many as 30,000 black cattle for sale. Highlandman is reputed to have been named after these Highland drovers who would graze their cattle in the area.
Highlandman Station opened on 14th March 1856 as an intermediate railway station on the Gleneagles – Balquhidder branch line of the Caledonian Railway. Apparently the waiting room was also used as a Sunday School venue for local children. It became a victim of the Beeching cuts, closing on 6th July 1964.