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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

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, [...]