The Centre of Excellence

The castle’s steading building complex, which despite its architectural and historic importance, is in urgent need of conservation and repair – addressing this requirement offers our students an outstanding opportunity to obtain education, training and work experience across a wide range of traditional skills and disciplines.
We have recently launched a major initiative to raise the funds necessary to purchase the Fyvie Castle Steading Buildings and to enable us to conserve, restore and develop them as the future home and base of operations of the Centre.

The layout, size and architectural importance of the Buildings, as well as their close proximity to and historic relationship with Fyvie Castle – a major heritage property - ideally suit the needs of the Centre. The work entailed in meeting their urgent conservation and repair  will provide the centre with a unique education and training resource and our students with valuable work experience – a “live laboratory” enabling them to in effect contribute to the creation of their own college.