A PERTHSHIRE getaway named Scotland’s most romantic hotel has received a four-star gold grading from VisitScotland.

Knockendarroch, a 19th-century house in the heart of Pitlochry, was upgraded to four stars by the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in recognition of its outstanding customer service. The Gold Star award was introduced to highlight establishments within the QA Scheme that strive to exceed customer expectations on an on-going basis, while taking an innovative and proactive approach to customer care.

Owned and run by Struan and Louise Lothian, the small hotel adds the award to a host of recent accolades, including winning the titles of Most Romantic, Best Service and Best Hotel in Scotland at TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards. The restaurant also has two red rosettes from the AA.

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Struan Lothian, said: “It is a great honour to get this recognition.”