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Work begins on former bookshop in Fraserburgh

Work to convert the former John Trail Bookshop on Mid Street in Fraserburgh into a hotel has started today (Monday, 29 June). Work had been due to start in late March but was postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The project is being led by the North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT) and grant funding [...]

Trust purchases former Clydesdale Bank in Fraserburgh

The North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT) is delighted to have completed the purchase of the former Clydesdale Bank at 34 Broad Street, Fraserburgh. It is a category B listed building designed by J. Russell Mackenzie in 1875 as the Town and County Bank. Since closing three years ago, the building’s condition rapidly deteriorated mainly [...]

Silversmith’s Quarters project in Banff completed

The North East Scotland Preservation Trust is delighted to have finally completed its project to create the Silversmith’s Quarters at 49 – 54 Bridge Street, Banff. The derelict, category B listed building has been completely refurbished to a high standard and converted into three small townhouses. When Government rules allow, the houses will be let [...]

Three new NESPT directors appointed

Three new directors have been appointed to the board of the North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT). NESPT is a building preservation trust that exists to bring derelict, disused and redundant buildings back to life in the Aberdeenshire area and beyond.  Formed in 1985, it has played a key role in the preservation of hundreds [...]

Notice of NESPT AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held in the Davron Hotel, Rosehearty on Friday 1 November 2019 at 2.00pm. AGENDA Notice of Meeting Apologies Minute of Annual General Meeting held in the Albert Hall, Ballater on 1 November 2018 – to follow Chairman’s Report – to follow Nominations of Members to serve [...]


**This course is now fully booked.  Due to high demand, we are looking into the possibility of running another course, with updates to follow. THURSDAY 11 & FRIDAY 12 APRIL 2019 BANFF CASTLE 1000 – 1600 each day (lunch provided) This 2-day Course will be of value to those attending regardless of their level of [...]

Work begins on the buildings of 49-53 Bridge Street, Banff

Work started at the end of January on a new project for the North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT) to restore a Category B listed building within the Banff Conservation Area. The buildings of 49 – 53 Bridge Street, Banff had previously been in a derelict state and on the Buildings at Risk register. As [...]

Elyza Fraser Mausoleum Project Progresses

The North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT) has now acquired the title to the building of the Elyza Fraser Mausoleum. This is an important stage in the project and has taken five years to achieve. The Elyza Fraser Mausoleum is a Category A listed building situated in Cluny Kirkyard. It was designed by internationally renowned [...]

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