Heritage group to probe history of iconic castle

Brodie Castle – talk about its history in the Lossiemouth Library next week

ONE OF MORAY’S most iconic tourist attractions is to be the subject of an illustrated talk next week.

Brodie Castle has for many years been one of the most popular attractions for both visitors and residents, regularly holding events throughout the year that attract thousands to its grounds.

Now the Lossiemouth Heritage Group are aiming to provide an insight into the site that dates back to the 16th century.

Under the safe keeping of the National Trust for Scotland since the 1970’s, Brodie Castle, just outside Forres, is as famous for its landscaped gardens as it is for the building itself. The castle is set on a 71-acre estate that as well as the gardens includes a woodland walk, adventure playground and a nature trail.

The talk, taking place at the Lossiemouth Library on Thursday, March 17 at 7pm, has been organised by the Heritage Group in association with the National Trust for Scotland.

Admission is free and more information is available by calling the library on 01343 813334 or by e-mailing lossiemouth.library@moray.gov.uk

Meanwhile, ‘Keeping Safe, active and healthy’ is the theme of an event at the Elgin library later this month.

A number of agencies will be represented, including Police Scotland, the fire and rescue service, trading standards, Moray Council’s older people’s development team, the council’s libraries service, Moray Leisure Centre and NHS Healthpoint.

The focus will be on keeping healthy and active and advice will also be available on home and personal security, internet safety, cold calling and scams.

The event, which will be held on Monday, March 21 from 2pm to 4pm, is free and open to all. Further information is available from Elgin library on 01343 562600 or by e-mailing elgin.lending@moray.gov.uk