Scone Estates is currently designing a planning application for a visitor attraction enhancement project at Scone Palace.

This includes the conversion of the existing stable block to a visitor centre with retail, restaurant and ticket office, in addition to

  • Adventure Playpark
  • New Paths
  • New Car Parking
  • Biomass Plant
  • New Pavilion Building
  • New green houses
  • Refurbishment of potting shed

The project involves conversion of the redundant stable block to a visitor centre including retail, restaurant, ticket offices and associated facilities, an adventure playpark, footpaths, a new car park, a biomass plant, a solar meadow, a pavilion building, new green houses, refurbishment of potting sheds and associated infrastructure.

A new adventure play park is proposed to the east of the Murray Star Maze. The are selected is a very characterful area with undulating topography and a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees of varying ages, which creates the perfect canvas from which to develop the play park within. The play park will be similar to what is shown in the imagery and will provide a safe and secure area for children to explore whilst visiting the Palace.

A new pavilion building is proposed to the north-east of the palace, adjacent to the new access point. This single storey building will play host to events and activities, provide office space and various other functions. Clad in timber, reminiscent of existing ancillary buildings on the Estate and the original pavilion building, hooded mouldings over openings will draw inspiration from similar details at the palace. This proposal replaces a previous cricket pavilion which was situated on the site but had reached the end of its life. The new building will be approximately 0.018ha in size.

Greenhouses are to be reconstructed within the walled garden along with repairs and redevelopment of the potting sheds. These facilities will help with the overall regeneration of the walled garden and its environs.

Scone Palace and its grounds are facing a significant change in current access arrangements due to the forthcoming new Cross Tay Link Road.

These access changes require Scone Estates to create a new main entrance to the north of the Palace off the current Stormontfield Road as shown on the plan. The Cross Tay Link Road involves the realignment of a portion of the A9 north of Perth, construction of a new bridge over the River Tay and construction of a new link road from the A9 to the A93 and the A94 just north of Scone. This is being done under the Perth Transport Futures Project, which is a major infrastructure upgrade programme being undertaken by Perth and Kinross Council to improve the road network around the city.