THIS WEBLOG page will allow you to follow the progress of saving Castle Cluggy. We like to keep things fresh, so here is what has been going on recently.
16 September 2022ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT
AS THE SUN finally sets on a very hot and dry summer, we are embracing the turning of the seasons at Castle Cluggy and getting ready for the autumn. Trustees have agreed to instruct a Registered Archaeological Organisation, one of the most experienced heritage companies, to carry out an initial survey at Castle Cluggy: Geophysical Survey: 2 days geophysics; Topographic Survey of the site: 1 day (GPS/TS) and drone flight; Geophysics report; 3D modelling, visualisation and topographical survey illustrations. We are looking forward to working with them on this exciting project.
Photogrammetry involves methodically taking hundreds of overlapping images. Here, this will involve flying a drone around the castle to get an even coverage of the entire structure. Later, advanced processing software combines the images and extracts spatial relations between distinguishable features in consecutive photographs. Based on that, the 3D model is built. We will combine the archaeological information with the 3D model. You will be able to explore the final results here.
08 September 2022MISTS AND MELLOW FRUITFULNESS
WITH a respectful nod to poet John Keats, we welcome the start of the autumn season. Bringing darker nights and cooling temperatures, autumn tempts us inside to snuggle down and take stock, but there is much to reward those who venture outdoors. We invite you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Loch Monzievaird as nature performs her dramatic final flourish. Morning mists, blackberry laden hedgerows, and woodlands ablaze with leaves of burnt orange, red, and amber are just some of the spectacular scenes we look forward to sharing with you.
06 September 2022CASTLE CLUGGY WHISKY
WE ARE PLEASED to announce that 570 bottles of the Glenturret Castle Cluggy Single Malt Scotch Whisky have been sold out. This special limited bottling was produced to raise funds for the preservation of the castle. It showcased the harmony of the Glenturret spirit and sherry cask maturation and was available from Robert Graham Limited:
29 August 2022BESPOKE STONE BENCHES
WORK SLOWED on the project due to the coronavirus pandemic and stringent lockdown measures but some of the invasive and non-native rhododendrons have been heavily cut back to facilitate access and create some clearer views towards the Castle. We are looking to install a couple of bespoke stone benches so that visitors can take a moment and enjoy nature while admiring the view, which will be particularly enjoyable in the Autumn and Winter months.