Our Creative Backyard

Come enjoy world-class food and beverages, art, and home goods in Our Creative Backyard.

Set between the stunning coasts of Northeast Scotland and the dramatic foothills of the Grampians, the Mearns offers a chance to indulge your gourmand sensibilities with fine seafood, expertly crafted beverages, and stunning art and crafts. From traditional crafts to locally-sourced eateries, the homegrown and homemade offerings of the Mearns prove that staying local can produce a first-rate holiday experience.

Artisanal Harbours

Come enjoy fine dining, local culture, and art inspired by our stunning coasts. 

Festive Fun

Come experience the holidays in style with our unique shopping and dining experiences.

Beautiful Catterline

Looking for fresh seafood and epic scenery? The Creel Inn in Catterline serves a variety of fresh seafood caught locally in Catterline Bay and prepared with the highest standards. Along the cliff edge, you can see the old cottage that Joan Eardley used as a studio and the incredible views that inspired her.

Drumlithie Inn

Come enjoy fabulous drinks, local banter, and delicious meals at this friendly pub in the heart of Drumlithie Village.