Gleneagles Townhouse
Our Centenary book

"Stories from the Glorious Playground"

May 2024

Launching in May 2024, as we celebrate our Centenary month, comes a special, limited-edition book 'Stories from the Glorious Playground' by James Collard.

This book marks a celebration of Gleneagles and the Glorious Playground – 100 years in the making. An exquisite, oversized volume housed in a special slipcase and wrapped in Italian bookbinding cloths, this centenary publication features archival photographs, bespoke illustrations, and sumptuous new photography shot especially for the book.

Topics include the new vision under the custodianship of Sharan Pasricha MBE and Eiesha Bharti Pasricha; the hotel’s history through high times and wartime; an exploration of our sporting pursuits, culinary flavours and wellness endeavors; and our new city members’ club and home from home in the heart of Edinburgh – Gleneagles Townhouse!

The book offers a peek inside the 1955 Dior fashion show hosted by Christian Dior in the grand Ballroom; an insight into the very important Gleneagles Agreement; and a chance to pore over the endless iconic faces who have walked through our doors, including Harrison Ford, Bob Hope and many Royals over Gleneagles’ 100 years of glamour and good times.

Adding a touch of regality, HRH The Princess Royal contributes a foreword and renowned figures including fashion writer, Justine Picardie, and BBC sport writer, Tom English share their unique perspectives.

Published by the esteemed Rizzoli New York, this book continues their legacy of high-quality, illustrated publications. Limited to just 2000 copies, each volume makes for a cherished keepsake.

Available for purchase in May 2024 in our Retail Arcade at Gleneagles, the Rizzoli Bookstore in New York and online at