Covenanter Hotel

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Building summary
Name Covenanter Hotel
Address High Street (or The Square), Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BU
Other names Commercial Hotel
Date 1771
See map Map D (21)
OS grid ref NO252073
Latitude & longitude 56°15'11"N 3°12'27"W
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HES listing details[1]
Category B
Reference / Date LB31278 / 01/12/1971
Address/Site Name Covenanter Hotel (Formerly Commercial Hotel), High Street

Dated 17RBEB71 2-storey 3-window snecked rubble with painted margins, raised quoins, Roman doric columned doorpiece with swagged frieze; scroll-skews, slated. Eastern extension small 2-storey baronial with crowstepped gable and turret c 1870

Statement of special interest:

Cobbled area in front. Category A section of larger group (cont).

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 12
Address/Site Name Commercial Hotel, High Street

2-storey: snecked rubble and slate: Roman doric doorpiece and scroll skews: window lintel 17.EB.EB.71: Baronial annex

The Covenanter Hotel (previously the Commercial Hotel) is an hotel in Falkland High Street.

Google Streetview shows it in October 2009 As "Luigino's", an Italian restaurant,[3] but it had reverted to being the Covenanters by 2016.

It takes its current name from the Covenanters, a presbyterian religious movement in the 17th century.

The Covenanter Hotel featured in the Outlander television series as "Mrs Baird’s guesthouse", Inverness.[4]


The hotel now incorporates, as its eastern extension, the Covenanter Bar, previously a separate establsihment.

Former residents

John Angus (early 20th century)

Further references

"On the S side [of the square} squeezed by the Town House, the diminutive late C19 Baronial Covenanter Bar. ... Covenanter Hotel is dated 1771 on a gable window; on the front, Roman Doric doorpiece with a swagged frieze.[5]

"To be sold by private bargain that property in Falkland belonging to Robert Jackson, and situated near the Cross, consisting of the Commercial Inn, with a well frequented shop, and good cellar, eight stall stables, gig house, barn, hay and saw lofts, also three dwelling houses, and a stable and byre adjoining the former. Offers to be given to Mr. Charles Gulland, Town Clerk, Falkland or Robert Jackson, the proprietor, by the 15th September [1838]."[6]

"13 June 1903: Advertisement
Commercial Hotel. Falkland. John Angus, Proprietor.
The above Hotel is provided with every convenience, including a Large Hall adjoining Hotel, specially Erected for Excursion Parties; also, Four Bedrooms, Parlour, and Kitchen, with W.C."[7]


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