The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design


VisitScotland has designated 2016 as the The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and here at Blair Castle the distinctiive contribution past and present members of the family have made are highlighted. This includes information on trhe restoration of Blair Castle’s Edwardian hydro scheme which will enhance a visit to view the refurbished powerhouse.

We will also have displays which includes designs for the castle’s 18th century plasterwork still to be seen in the castle. These were based on those in the threatened Syrian city of Palmyra.

Inspiration from Hercules Garden – conceived by the 2nd Duke of Atholl – will be reflected in needlework created by the Embroiderers’ Guild. Also, the original plans for the World Heritage site of the Forth Rail Bridge will be on display.