Saorsa 1875 opened in Pitlochry in the Highlands in June 2019 and is completely free from animal products, comprising 11 bedrooms and a restaurant that serves plant-based and vegan dishes.
Owners CEO Sandra McLaren-Stewart, described as the ‘brains’ behind the business and Jack McLaren-Stewart, 26, who are all vegans, told Boutique Hotelier that they’d been ‘totally blown away’ by the response so far to the new business, with visitors from as far afield as Australia and Japan booking stays at the hotel.
Saorsa 1875 took over the former Birchwood Hotel and opened in 2019 after an eight-month renovation project that was privately funded to create the 100 per cent vegan experience.
All of the house-keeping products are eco-friendly and cruelty-free, and the hotel’s power system, Ecotricity, is Vegan Society certified.
Ingredients are grown in Saorsa 1875’s vegetable patch or sourced from local suppliers with all wines, spirits and cocktails at the bar vegan, too.
The main driving focuses for the development of the hotel was to dispel some of the myths associated with veganism, and create a special place for vegans to come.