Project Lead: Crown Estate Scotland
What is the project?
The aim of this project is twofold; to conserve and stabilise the ruins of Blairfindy Castle, a scheduled ancient monument thus securing the long term future of a significant local landmark and historic structure. Secondly, to facilitate public access to the castle thus encouraging local people and visitors to learn about and experience the local heritage of the area.
What will the project achieve?
- A conserved castle that can continue to be a feature of the area’s heritage for future generations to experience.
- Stabilised ruins so public access to the structure can be permitted along with the provision of a footpath and disabled car parking.
- Interpretation so visitors can learn about and better experience the local heritage.
- Increased awareness and training of conservation skills through training opportunities.
- More visitors (particularly those from nearby Glenlivet Distillery) will be encouraged to visit and act as a gateway for exploring the wider area.
What has been done so far?
- A project team comprising CES and TGLP has procured a consultant who is undertaking survey work over the summer of 2018 and producing castle stabilisation design drawings and specifications for physical works that are programmed for 2019.