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Highland - Badenoch & Strathspey

Highland - Badenoch & Strathspey

Abernethy Old Kirk

Date 1: 22/09/2018
Date 2: 23/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 4 (22-23 September)

22-23 September 2018

Community-owned Abernethy Old Kirk, which is Grade C-listed, dates back to the 1760s. The site dates back as a religious site to the 1180s according to a Latin manuscript.The building has a unique layout in that the pulpit in the centre of the south wall with pews in a "horseshoe" shape. It is used for weddings, funerals, occasional worship, talks, concerts and various cultural displays and exhibitions.WWI exhibition displaying artefacts, war diaries, photographs, letters and a Remembrance Tree for you to add your own personal tribute to a loved one who served in the Great War.Children (and adults!) can enjoy searching for the 10 white mice hidden around the kirk.Information sheets, children's activities, crafts, tombola, and second-hand books for sale.Tea and home-baking available. www.oldkirknethybridge.org 01479 821944 or 079 3441 3063 oldkirk@nethybridge.com

Highland - Badenoch & Strathspey

Am Fasgadh, Highland Folk Museum

Date 1: 22/09/2018
Date 2: 23/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 4 (22-23 September)

22-23 September 2018

"Am Fasgadh" (The Shelter) is continued from founder Isabel Grant's original name for the musuem; building on her philosophy that the museum she started on the island of Iona in 1935 was a safe haven for her collection. The collection today represents the rich and varied material and non material culture from the Highlands and Islands from the 17th century to recent times. The emphasis is on rural and domestic life. In 2015 the museum was awarded recognised status in respect of the entire collection. Owned and funded by the Scottish Government, the Recognition Scheme formally recognises and invests in outstanding and irreplaceable collections of national significance in non-national museums and galleries in Scotland.

Highland - Badenoch & Strathspey

Castle Roy, Nethy Bridge

Date 1: 22/09/2018
Date 2: 23/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 4 (22-23 September)

22-23 September 2018

Castle Roy is reported to be the oldest masonry fortification in Scotland, dating from 1200 (MacGibbon and Ross 1872-1914) and is a very rare example of an unaltered building of its type. it will remain the most accessible fortress when it opens to the public. The site is currently undergoing a consolidation that has lasted over 24 years. However the end is in sight and the Castle Roy Trust is keen to open its doors, show the work being carried out and explain its history. As a building site visits have to be supervised, but all are weclome including children and dogs. For 2018 you will also have an opportunity to meet the Castle's latest resident, Murdo the "Highland Coo".

Highland - Badenoch & Strathspey

Church of St John the Baptist

Date 1: 22/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 4 (22-23 September)

22 September 2018

This white church on the ski road is passed by thousands every year, very few of whom realise that it is a masterpiece. It was designed by Sir Ninian Comper (1864-1960). He was a Scot who was arguably the greatest British 20th Church Architect and who described the building as his "little gem". Sir Ninian Comper was much admired by Betjeman (and therefore ridiculed by Pevsner) and he is buried in Westminster Abbey, for which he designed 8 stained glass windows. He was much patronised by the Scottish Episcopal churches for which her created many fittings, windows, vestments and extensions but he was responsible for only three complete churches in Scotland, at Kirriemuir, Braemar and Rothiemurchus. This little building nestles amongst the Caledonian pines with the minimum of external or internal decoration. It was consecrated in 1931 in memory of John Peter Grant, the 13th Laird of Rothiemurchus.

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