Trust’s bid to improve community links

Ellon Haddo House
Ellon Haddo House

A conservation charity is stepping up its efforts to improve links with communities in Aberdeenshire.

The National Trust for Scotland will hold its latest local assembly event at Haddo House on Saturday, April 5.

It is the second such event to be held in the area - the first was in September, 2012.

They are part of the Trust’s pledge to improve communication with members and communities.

Volunteer regional convener John Loveday, who will speak at the event, said: “We want to share our recent successes with members of the Trust and others interested in heritage in the North -east.

“In this area alone, a great deal has been achieved in the last 18 months since the previous assembly.

“We’ve re-opened Leith Hall, had a bumper year for visitors at Pitmedden Garden last year and undertaken a huge project to repair and restore Drum Castle’s unique medieval tower.

“All of this is great for the Trust as we move forward, but is also excellent news for the North-east East, its communities, visitors and economy.”

The assembly takes place from 10am and is free to attend. Both Trust members and non-members can attend.

Anyone wanting to book a place at the local assembly should call 0844 493 2100 or e-mail