Moray castle scores a first as its secrets are revealed

A MORAY NATIONAL TRUST site has been selected as one of the first to take part in Scotland’s largest ever heritage initiatives – Project Reveal.

The £1.3 million project is taking place at properties cared for by Scotland’s largest conservation charity all over the country to update the information and collect pictures of every item in its care.

Now a team of four will be hard at work at Brodie Castle near Forres for the next few months, recording and photographing every single piece of the castle’s amazing collection – from artworks and fine furniture, to kitchenware and even chamber pots.

Brodie Castle was selected as one of the first properties for the work because of its particularly fascinating and varied collection.  National Trust for Scotland Chief Executive Simon Skinner said: “This is a huge project, both for the Trust and for the heritage of Scotland.

“It will mean we know so much more about the many treasures in our care, and this information will help us as we strive to share Scotland’s spectacular scenery, amazing history and unforgettable experiences with more visitors, in more engaging and relevant ways.”

Wendy Turner, Project Manager for Project Reveal said: “Much of this work will be taking place in full view of our visitors, so we will be revealing not just our collections at Brodie Castle, but our working methods as well.

“We fully expect the teams to ‘reveal’ hidden treasures and to uncover new stories about our collections herein Moray and beyond.”

Teams have started work at Brodie Castle alongside Pitmedden Garden in Aberdeenshire, Newhailes in East Lothian, the Hill House in Helensburgh and Culzean Castle in Ayrshire.

They will be blogging about their work as they go – keep up to date with the latest news at #ProjectReveal.