The Scourie Hotel & Restaurant

Scourie Hotel is located in Sutherland, north of Ullapool, on Scotland’s rugged West Coast on the site of an old fortified house looking towards the sheltered waters and white sands of Scourie bay.

Scourie Hotel started life in the 16th Century as a fortified house built by the Mackay’s. The original house was then substantially altered and extended by the Duke of Sutherland to become a coaching inn originally known as The Stafford Arms. Fishing enthusiasts from far and wide have been attracted here for over 170 years, earning the hotel a much-deserved reputation as a first class sporting destination.

Below the hotel in the shieling (a Scottish word for a summer dwelling or seasonal pasture high in the hills) nestle the gable-stepped houses of Scourie village. Beyond spreads the famed uninhabited area of Western Sutherland, a landscape of lochs and mountains rising into a wilderness sky. When the hotel was formerly an inn back in the 1800’s, we were home to the great Scottish Naturalist Charles St. John who stayed in the 1840’s.

With superb accommodation to match the scenery Scourie Hotel is a comfortable place to rest after exploring all the area has to offer. The wonderful North Coast 500 route tracks right by our front door as it journeys south along the west coast.

Our People

The Campbell family purchased Scourie Hotel in 2015 since when they have pooled their vast experience in catering, hospitality, building and property management into transforming the hotel into a wonderfully relaxing place to stay.




Winner Sawdays British Hotel Awards 2018 Nicely Priced Hotel Award

In 2018 we were the proud recipient of Sawdays British Hotel Awards in the Nicely Priced Hotel category. Tom Bell, Special Places to Stay: British Hotels & Inns editor says: “So many large hotels are anonymous spaces where you are known only by your room number and left to fend for yourself. Small hotels are the polar opposite: warm, intimate places that aren’t ruled by a set of corporate instructions. The Scourie Hotel is a quirky West Coast bolt hole and sits amid stunning landscapes, with lovely owners, an easy elegance and prices that make you smile.”

Sawday’s travel guides have been championing excellence and character for more than twenty years and are well known for their policy of ‘inspection and selection,’ taking the hard work out of discovering Britain’s loveliest hotels and inns.

Finalist Scottish Rural Business Awards 2019 Rural Hospitality

In late 2018 we were delighted to be shortlisted as one of the ten finalists in the category of Rural Hospitality for the Scottish Rural Business Awards 2019. The awards are the ultimate benchmark of success in Scotland’s countryside, highlighting the enterprise, skill and innovation of those who live and work in rural areas.

Winner Scottish Land & Estates Helping it Happen Award 2019 for Tourism

The Scottish Land & Estates Helping it Happen Awards highlight how forward-looking businesses are making a real difference and how rural businesses across Scotland play a key role in helping rural Scotland thrive. In 2019 we were honoured to win this award in the tourism category. In selecting Scourie Hotel for this award the judges acknowledged our locally sourced ingredients none more so that our home grown produce, the significant amount of repeat business generated by drawing guests back year after year as well as our sustainable approach to fisheries management.

Good Hotel Guide 2020

For 2020 we are delighted to have been included in the Good Hotel Guide the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain. It is written for the reader seeking impartial advice on finding a good place to stay.