About Us

The beautiful village of Braemar is situated in the heart of the outstanding landscape of the Cairngorms National Park in the highest and most mountainous parish in the UK.

Braemar Village

The project’s commitment to community benefit is absolute and it multiplies its impact many times over.  It has the effect of re-defining Braemar’s place and its contribution to the wider region: no longer do visitors, schools or community groups have to come to Braemar. Through its community programme, the Castle will go out, not only better serving its audience but finding new ones.  In a remote and dispersed community, only through such means can a visitor attraction fully achieve its potential.  This is a transformative initiative and its results will be seen and felt in every aspect of its operations.

Braemar Community Limited

Established in 2004, a Scottish charity (SC038573) and Company Limited by Guarantee. Membership of BCL is open to all residents of Braemar and any organisation within the area.  It currently has 256 members (of a village population of 500); members are encouraged to suggest projects and to take a lead role in steering them.

Aims

The sustainable, environmental and social development of the community of Braemar.

Activities

Developing, managing, incubating, sustainable projects on behalf of the community.

Giving

Raising the standard is gradual process. The first few pulls on the cord can be hard work. Then it slips through the fingers more easily. Sometimes from the ground, looking up, it looks like the standard is closer than it really is to the top of the flag staff.

Raising funds is like raising a flag: the job is never complete until the last pull on the halyard. So it is that we need every last act of generosity to reach our goal.

Partners

Funders

Barrack Trust
William Grant Foundation
Cadogan Charity
Tay Charitable Trust
Crerar Trust
Wolfson Foundation
Hugh Fraser Foundation
Pilgrim Trust
Pilgrim Trust
Garfield Weston Foundation
Postcode Trust
Murdoch Forrest Charitable Trust

Donation Methods

Gift Aid Donation

Cash Donation

Gift of shares

Bank transfer

We are very grateful to all our partners and funders who are supporting the project and its objectives.

What's On

Watch this space!

We are developing a full programme of events, challenges, lectures and educational activities which will allow you to experience the Castle and community in a way you never thought possible. Every event contributes to the fundraising for the Castle allowing you to have fun and support a deserving charity - 'Our Castle, Your Castle'.

Recent News

Virtual Castle

Closing the distance between the castle and visitors - take a tour, sign up for the events and meet the people behind the castle walls. Whether you are at home or abroad we invite you to enjoy everything we have on offer.