However a quick phone call to Blair put me right!
Caroline Borwick advises that they will be staying on in the grounds and that the new owners, Energy Minister Charles Hendry and his wife Sally who bought the property for £2.5 million late last year will be continuing to market the business.
According to an interview in The Telegraph in November, "The Conservative energy minister and his wife, Sallie, whose first husband was a member of the Moores family that once owned the Littlewoods Pools empire, have spent up to £2.5 million on Blair Castle in Ayrshire.
“At a time when many are concerned about finding employment, we will be providing local people with jobs,” he tells Mandrake. “My wife will look after the business side. It’s ideally located, as there are four championship golf courses in the area, and there will be weddings.”
He adds: “It will not interfere at all with my work as a minster or my constituency work. We will continue to live in Sussex where my constituency is.”
So there we go, not all as bad as we thought and means there's now a couple of more Tories in North Ayrshire!
Regradless, our best wishes go to Caroline and Luke Borwick who were always the most engaging of company.