PRESS RELEASE AUTUMN LAUNCH FOR NTS’S NEWEST TREASURE AT BRODIE CASTLE
NTS BRODIE CASTLE PRESS RELEASE AUTUMN LAUNCH FOR NTS’S NEWEST TREASURE Revealing the exciting new Playful Garden@Brodie Castle. 11 SEPTEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Opening the door to Scotlands Treasures will take on a whole new meaning this autumn at Brodie Castle near Forres in Morayshire. The National Trust for Scotland will be launching its newest addition, the Playful Garden at Brodie Castle, and it promises to be a visit that will be full of fun for all the family. Located on the estate and near to the Castle, the new Garden will reflect the Brodie family history in a novel and fun filled way. The £2.8million ‘Priority Project’, which is one of the first of a three year programme of investments across Scotland by the Trust, is supported by the Mutch Bequest. Speaking on behalf of the NTS, Trustee Kevin McCormick is delighted with this new development which is now taking shape. Says Kevin: ‘This is a very exciting concept which will offer new opportunities to visitors and give all generations of families a chance to learn about the heritage of Brodie Castle in a family friendly way. It is a wonderfully fitting use of a bequest from a family who loved spending time together in the outdoors of Scotland, and particularly this area of Morayshire ’ Adds Kevin: ‘The new Playful Garden at Brodie Castle will be showcasing many of these unique aspects of the Brodie family story. It will show that history and heritage are accessible, inclusive and, above all, fun. By attracting more visitors to the castle it will enable the Trust to protect these wonderful assets for generations to come." The Castle, located between Inverness and Aberdeen on the A96, was the ancient seat of the Clan Brodie from 1567 and was given to the care of the National Trust for Scotland in 1989 by Ninian Brodie, 25th Earl of Brodie. It is a popular attraction for its impressive family history, many antiques and unusual artefacts, walled garden, nature trails, walks and wide range of events. But perhaps its most exceptional feature is its daffodil collection started by the 24th Earl of Brodie and which is now a recognised National Collection of horticultural significance. Seen here is newly appointed Operations Manager Clare Taylor who is delighted with the new plans: 'As Operations Manager here at Brodie Castle, this brand new attraction will be an exciting addition for our visitors. Many already know and love Brodie Castle estate and this will offer a whole new experience. I am very excited at what we will soon be revealing - it is going to be a truly amazing great day out destination for the residents and the visitors to the area.'
PHOTO CAPTION Seen here is Operations Manager Clare Taylor who is overseeing the delivery of the Playful Garden at Brodie Castle project.