CASTLE ROY TRUST
The Castle Roy Trust is dedicated to preserving the 'oldest masonry fortification' in Scotland. It was in the original
Comyn 'fiefdom' until they fell foul of the 'Bruces.’ The Trust had 'battled' Historic Scotland for some 14 years, before
they eventually gave us their full support. In that time we raised some £25,000 to carry out various emergency repairs and
produce a schedule for complete repairs.
With Historic Scotland's blessing we have now raised £320,000 in the last 2 years. This will put us well on the way to
completing the bulk of the repairs. However we still need to raise around £100,000. There are other funding agencies we can
turn to but the Trust has committed itself to raise £50,000 in the next 2 years to support the Governments match funding initiatives.
To raise this sum we have decided to sell square yards of the Castle. This is not a new idea but almost unique in its concept
in a number of ways. There are many who sell a square inch, others who sell a square foot, but we believe that a square yard
id the smallest that can be identified and stood upon when you can really say this part of my Heritage belongs to me.
The other important factor is that the money does not go in to some landowners pocket, but to the Trust for the restoration
and then the Upkeep of the Castle. Of course postage, packaging certificates the model castle all have to be paid for but
all the rest goes towards Castle Roy.
Please have a look at our Square Yard Sale on line,