In 2019 Arbuthnott House is open for guided tours on the hour 10am-1pm on Friday 26 April & 7 June, Saturday 27 April, 25 May & 8 June. Please note different times for Sunday 28 April, 12 & 26 May, 9 June and Monday 27 May: 2pm-4.15pm. Tours can be booked on other days by prior arrangement.
Admission Adults £10.00.
The Garden at Arbuthnott is open in May and June 9am-5pm. Admission £2.50 (children £1.00).
Free Parking but please, no dogs

We welcome visitors to the garden and for tours of the house throughout the rest of the year by prior arrangement. Please email


The Association was created in 1975 by the then head of the family, the Rt Hon the 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott, KT, CBE, DSC, FRSE (died 2012). His son, Keith, the Rt Hon the 17th Viscount is the present President. It seeks to be helpful to members of the Arbuthnott and Arbuthnot families, both of which are believed to come from the village of Arbuthnott in Kincardineshire, Scotland in which the Chief of the family has lived since ca.1195.

Every 5 years there is a Family Gathering at Arbuthnott. The next one is due to take place in 2018.


The official description of the Arbuthnott tartan is B2 K2 B10 K8 G4 W2 G4 B4 G4 W2 G4 K8 B2 K2 B2 K2 B8. It is based on the Black Watch tartan and the count was registered with Lord Lyon in 1962. B is blue, K is black, G is green, W is white.

The Viscount of Arbuthnott has, as his personal crest, a peacock’s head. The motto is Laus Deo Praise be to God. His coat of arms consists of three mullets (five-pointed stars) and crescent, all coloured argent (silver) on a field of azure (pale blue). Any member of the family may use the crest as a badge, but only if is worn surrounded by a belt and a buckle.

‘Winter’ cards of the house printed from an original picture by Clare Arbuthnott are available directly from the artist

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