Craigievar with Ian Gow
Lecture | The Burrell Collection
Saturday 12 April 2014 - 11:00
Craigievar, which recently celebrated 50 years of National Trust Scotland ownership (since 1963), is one of Scotland's most loved tower houses. It has one of the best collections of material culture, with furniture dating back to its recasting in the early seventeenth century, and the run of Renaissance plaster ceilings date back to 1624.
It appears deceptively untouched, and is the result of constant vigilance, since 1824, by the Forbes family and their architect, John Smith. To preserve its ancientness Smith recommended that they should modernise their other seat - at Fintry, near Aberdeen - and reserve Craigievar, with its box beds and lack of modern conveniences, for autumn shooting only. During the last 50 years, with the support of the Forbes-Sempill Family, the collection has been enriched with many modern ceramics commissioned by Lady Sempill.
This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.
This event has been organised by the Strathclyde Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.