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Sail Loft short-listed for Scottish Heritage Angel Award

The Sail Loft is one of three projects short-listed for the award of Best Rescue of a Historic Building at the 2017 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards. Follow this link for full details: The award ceremony takes place on Monday 16 October at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards are supported [...]

Date for Trust AGM Announced

The date for the NESPT AGM has been announced as Friday 20th October.  For further details, see the enclosed Agenda and to attend please RSVP to Paul Higson at

HRH The Duke of Rothesay officially opens the Sail Loft

On 13th June, HRH The Duke of Rothesay officially opened the Portsoy Sail Loft.  Just days after flash flooding hit the area, a plaque was unveiled to mark the occasion, with members of NESPT in attendance, including Chairman Marcus Humphrey. The story was covered in the Banffshire Journal, and can be accessed online at:  Image Caption: [...]

NESPT Spring 2017 Newsletter

The NESPT Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available to download  - NESPT Spring Newsletter Focusing on the opening of the Sail Loft Project at Portsoy, the newsletter gives an update on the project progression, discoveries which were made during the project, and interior images of the VisitScotland 4-star graded bunkhouse accommodation, which you can now book [...]

Sail Loft Project Completed

Eleven years on from acquiring the category B listed buildings from the Seafield Estate, January 2017 marked a milestone for the North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT) in ensuring a viable future for the Sail Loft project at Back Green, Portsoy. On 18th January, the keys for the Sail Loft were handed over to Portsoy [...]

Celebrating Aberdeenshire’s Built Heritage

On 27th and 28th October, NESPT held a conference and site visits to celebrate the creative re-use of Aberdeenshire's built heritage.  The Castles to Clock Towers conference, held on 27th October at National Trust for Scotland property Haddo House, was attended by the Provost of Aberdeenshire (pictured with Chairman of NESPT, Marcus Humphrey, and Andrew Wright, [...]