News about the Castle
Contractors Laing Traditional Masonry have been been working over a period of three years, with a total contract value of £750,000, to consolidate stonework on the Tower House. This work is now complete
We have determined that twelve sheep is the ideal number for the site. The sheep are on site for conservation grazing, and this is very effective in achieving low-maintenance cropped turf, rather than the big task of strimming, which would be the only alternative. TCI volunteer shepherds continue to look after the flock each day.
We have a new project on land behind the Castle - the Castle's very own Community Woodland - and volunteers have completed clearing the ditch, forming the pool, planting trees, and preparing fencing and paths.
Volunteers and artists are now working on a Sculpture Walk
This winter, we have just completed a new boardwalk, linking the Castle area to the woodland and sculpture walk, and providing a circular route to walk around the site.
Our Community Orchard is now complete.
See our menu item ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG for a summary of this new project, which is now programmed for 2019, and for which we hope to raise funds of £25,000.
The Castle property and surrounding area, which includes a Community Woodland and Orchard, is a unique heritage park, with something for everyone.