With Doors Open Days just around the corner, we are kicking off August by posting an alphabet of some of the fantastic buildings that will be open next month!
O is for Old Auchentroig, open for Doors Open Days in Perth and Kinross on Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of September.
According to The National Trust for Scotland's 'Draft Statement of Cultural Significance' (Judith Anderson, 1997), 'a very early artisan interpretation of the symmetrical classicism which succeeded 17th century Renaissance styles...it is of exceptional significance in understanding the development of Scottish vernacular architecture'. Also it is unusually intact for a building of its date and retains a high proportion of its original fabric (including practically its entire roof structure). The house was built for John McLachlan, whose family had owned the lands of Auchentroig since 1394. Not long after its erection (in 1710) it was raided by Rob Roy MacGregor, who kidnapped John McLachlan and his son and and stole his cattle (records show that his family subsequently paid a ransom for their safe return). The original front door (now on display in the kitchen) is said to have been set fire to by Rob Roy during this raid.
Tour booking is essential and spaces are limited. Tour times will be shared when booking.
Visit the "Find a Building" section of our website to find out what buildings will open near you in September!