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Major step forward for restoration project

Plans to restore a nationally important historic mausoleum in North East Scotland have taken a major step forward with the award of a grant of £80,246 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Now more than 200 years old the Elyza Fraser Mausoleum in Cluny Kirkyard is a category A listed building designed by an internationally [...]

Notice of NESPT AGM 2022

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held in the Meeting Room at the Garioch Heritage Centre, Inverurie on Friday 16 December 2022 at 12.45pm. AGENDA 1. Notice of Meeting 2. Apologies 3. Minute of Annual General Meeting held on line on Friday 3 December 2021 4. Chairman’s [...]

Portsoy historic buildings Options Appraisal

The NESPT is undertaking an Options Appraisal on the 10 historic buildings in Portsoy and Whitehills it has been left in the will of the late Tom Burnett-Stuart. Over 200 written suggestions for uses of the buildings have been received from members of the public during consultation events held at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival and Aberdeenshire [...]

Portsoy Art and Craft Studios

The NESPT is considering developing art and craft studios in one of the empty buildings at Portsoy Harbour. To help with the development of the idea please complete this survey: 

Portsoy Tweed Sale – 3rd-9th Oct

There will be a sale of rare tweed taking place in the Granary, Shorehead, Portsoy from Monday 3 October until Sunday 9 October from 1100 - 1500. The late Tom Burnett-Stuart bought the entire stock of a tweed mill in Keith when it closed down many years ago. This is an opportunity to see and [...]

Doors Open Days 2022

As part of Aberdeenshire's Doors Open Days event this year, a number of NESPT projects will be open for visits. On Saturday and Sunday 17/18th September, The Granary at Portsoy will be open. Paul Higson, Project Director, will also be on site. The NESPT has been left six historic, listed buildings at Portsoy Harbour in [...]

Refurbished former bank revealed

The scaffolding is down and the beautifully refurbished exterior of the former Clydesdale Bank in Fraserburgh is revealed. Extensive repairs have been carried out to the category B listed building including a new roof, new double-glazed windows and repointed stonework. The work has been carried out by the buildings owner, the North East Scotland Preservation [...]

Unique opportunity in the Scottish hotel industry

It’s not often that a genuinely exciting opportunity comes along, but perhaps this is what you’ve been searching for? If you have solid hotel management experience and are looking for your own premises; or maybe you own a small chain and are looking for your next growth location; or want to break into the industry [...]

Fraserburgh hotel project provides training for three young men

The North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT) is working hard to convert two derelict buildings in the centre of Fraserburgh into a hotel. Phase 1 of the project is due for completion at the end of November, with phase 2 continuing into next year. Following a competitive tender process, the NESPT appointed local contractor V [...]

Future of historic harbour-side buildings secured for generations to come

A range of historic, listed buildings at Portsoy Harbour that recently formed the backdrop to an episode of Peaky Blinders and featured in the remake of the film Whisky Galore, are to be conserved and revitalised by the North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT). The four buildings, right beside the sea at Portsoy’s historic harbour, [...]