The Castle Roy Trust has taken 25 years to secure the walls and make the area safe for visitors. We are ready for WEDDINGS and PERFORMANCES in the grounds with utilities on site and a large area flattened for marquees. The Bards Bowl and Panoramic Picnic Point allow for fun and games for the whole family.
As of summer 2019, there is still some building work continuing and we hope that soon the castle will be completely open.
At present, accompanied tours can be given on request.
It has been a while now but it hasn't been a great year for any charities, has it?
We felt strongly that there were many charities out there fighting for people's lives and so took a back seat, but we are BACK!
So much work has been completed by our brilliant masons, Harper And Allan Masonry Ltd.
The Small Arch is now complete and the metal supports that Historic Environment Scotland wanted us to use instead of replacing the stones are in place in both areas.
The end is in sight, though we have had quite substantial additional costs due to the delay caused by the shutdown.
The Cairngorms Trust have kindly funded the remedial work to the masonry that was caused by this delay. Thank you so much! We would have been totally unable to look forward to opening next year without your help.
Now we are looking for funding for the other additional costs to groundwork, management, and archaeology that have arisen because so much of the year was lost. Then we can get on with what was planned, just after a season's delay!
Well l have had a good week... l proved the point when a coo wants to leave it can! l am currently available for demolition services having mown down an entire fenceline!!! The hooman beans in my life did not find it funny, especially that l hid from them for 15mins. It was like an episode of Pooh and Piglet hunting for heffalumps.. l was a clever boy l walked a complete circuit of the castle keeping a whole 2 sides between us, so she was totally convinced l was not there at all and started making teary and distressed phone calls, so l stopped and she found me when going up to see if l had popped in with the cows next door!!!
So l needed to move into my winter field a tad early... so that worked out for me didnt it... diets over haha. Today she did that trick again where l got a lovely brush but felt the tickly stuff on my back, meds were applied successfully before l realised what was going on and try as she might l was not falling for any more cuddles, in case she was tricking me some more!!! 😉
Stay safe everyone and here is a wee September giggle for you ;p
Thought l would share this video of the Castle's main man at 4weeks old. Dear Murdo in the days when he could be lifted and put where you wanted him.. at nearly 800kg now, you ask him politely and he decides if he wants to go there hahaha. Massive thanks to Lorraine his hand rearing saviour Mum for the video, without you we would not have Murdo ❤:)
Well what can we say but a huge thank you to our pedestrian visitors, since we opened the gates in August. It it has been lovely to see so many people and the generous donations have almost brought a tear to my eye and it will all go towards Murdo's winter feed bills which is a huge relief 🙂 The box is treated daily to help keep everyone safe so thank you and stay safe 🙂