Crieff Visitor Centre was opened in 1984 as an outlet Shop and Restaurant by the owners of Perthshire Paperweights and Buchan pottery.
Both companies were important employers in the town and felt that within the Visitor Centre they could showcase and sell their products. By 1990 the site had been expanded to include the Garden Centre, which is very popular with local enthusiasts to this day.
In 1999 Crieff Visitor Centre was bought over by the current owners, the McLaren Family. Stuart McLaren, Managing Director, has over recent years invested in the development of the site with the installation in 2002 of the Highland Drover’s Exhibition, the re-location of Caithness Glass from Perth to Crieff Visitor Centre in 2007 and a large-scale refurbishment of the Restaurant in 2011.