Slate Project - Summer 2011

Braemar Castle roof is in urgent need of repair.  Historic Scotland have promised £144,000 to part fund the rooof but this must be match funded before work can begin.  The original roof is of local slate and meanwhile, the children of Braemar Pimary School have set out to find out more about slate quarrying around Braemar.   A forgotten industry here, once there were several slate quarries providing slate for houses in the village, now none operates.

Geologist Jane Angus first visited the school to show the pupils where the slate quarries might have been.

 

 

The pupils them visited the Castle to look at the fallen slates and check out the roof on a model of the castle.

 

 

 

Next stop was the Slate seam on the Coo Hill behind Braemar Primary School.

 

 

We look forward to seeing the results of the pupil's endeavours when they give a presentation to the Local History Group on their findings in the new year.