Donations/ RtS

Raising The Standard Appeal

Braemar Castle has been successfully managed and maintained by the local community since 2007 and has become a thriving visitor attraction. Now, as the fabric of the Castle shows signs of deterioration, the opportunity is being seized to restore and develop this 17th-century jewel for the future.

Raising the Standard” will realise the Castle’s economic and educational potential, creating a 5-star visitor attraction and launching a bold, creative and far-reaching programme of community engagement and learning.

This £1.6M project has been developed with the support of Historic Environment Scotland, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Prince’s Foundation. Our fundraising campaign has already been backed by local and national funders – from large charitable trusts committing five-figure sums to members of the local community who have participated in community fundraising events.

£350,000 remains to be raised to complete this ambitious project. Help us preserve the magic of the Castle and enable the delivery of wide-ranging benefits to the people of Braemar and Aberdeenshire as well as the broader region’s economy through tourism, community development and educational provision.

If you can help us reach our target, this wee community, and the many thousands of visitors who come here will be very grateful.

No donation is too small. Please help us get there.




Fundraising Initiatives

We have fundraising sponsorship initiatives which are accessible for everyone to support, but first an explanation…

The harling (which is the exterior render covering the stone of the castle and skirt wall) needs to be replaced to allow the castle to breathe by stopping moisture permeating into the stonework of the building and being trapped causing damp to form in the interior.


We have approximately 2,500m² of harling to replace and we are encouraging donors to support us in multiples of £20 per m², eg: 2 m² = £40; 5 m² = £100; 10 m² = £200, etc.

Any donations towards this important sponsorship initiative would be gratefully received.  Donations over £400 will be publicly acknowledged for posterity.

How to Support us?

If you would like to donate directly please click on the button below or:

Donate through facebook

Text Donation Service (coming soon)

BACS Transfer: Bank of Scotland – Braemar Community Ltd – Sort Code: 80-05-51, Account No. 06000407

We encourage you to add Gift Aid where eligible. Gift Aid increases the contribution of UK tax-payers by 25%.

If you would like more information, or detail of sponsorship initiatives, donations and fundraising, please contact our Fundraising Officer, Catriona Skene –

Thank you to all our supporters and funders so far, notably National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, Wolfson Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation