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Fyvie Castle  800-year-old castle / Aberdeenshire, Scotland / National Trust for Scotland / Open Sat - Wed 11-4:15 / Closed Thu & Fri / #fyviecastle

Christmas Carol Concert at Fyvie Castle
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An evening of Festive Choral delight awaits you at Fyvie Castle.

Fyvie castle's music gallery will resound to the delightful Christmas tones of the University of Aberdeen Chapel Choir, conducted by Professor Paul Mealor as they present a Christmas carol concert with traditional carols and readings.

The evening performance will take place in the castle's historic music gallery which is part of the Leith Tower.

Mulled fruit punch and homemade mincemeat pies will be served during the interval.
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Dates & Times

Saturday 8 December - 19:00
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ADULT - £12.00
CHILD - £5.00

For tickets see Facebook or Fyvie Castle’s page on the National Trust for Scotland website.

After the storm

Storm’s a brewin’ over the Meldrum Tower

@isa.usz playing some Chopin on the Gallery’s early 1900s Blüthner Grand Piano. We always welcome people to play the piano if they wish, provided they know what they are doing! There is great debate in conservation circles whether instruments in collections should be played. In Fyvie’s case we allow the piano to be played (sensibly). For one, its apparently the best way of keeping a piano clean, to actually play it! With pianos it prevents dust collecting on the strings which in turn encourages rusting. So it’s not just enjoyable to fill the room with music, it’s helping prolong the instrument’s life! Also, there is the argument that an instrument’s value is in the sound it produces. Left silent, then they are merely inert objects; they are like paintings and tapestries stripped of their colours. It is only when they are played that their true wonder can be appreciated.

Phew! Well that was a busy old day! Thanks to everyone who came along to the North-East Morris Minor Vintage Car Rally today. There was close to 200 cars on the castle’s front lawn. And we welcomed over 500 visitors to the grounds, and luckily the rain largely stayed away. Thanks to everyone for supporting Fyvie Castle and the National Trust for Scotland; all the money raised today is going towards supporting the castle.

Pick up a free copy of the Knock News magazine this month to see our wee article about the castle’s portrait of Horatio Nelson. The magazine is widely available across Moray, Banffshire and Northern Aberdeenshire. It’s full of interesting articles this month, as always. In particular a good one about exploring the Cabrach.

VINTAGE CAR RALLY - THIS SUNDAY 16th SEP AT FYVIE CASTLE.
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We are delighted to be welcoming back the North East Morris Minor Owners Club and their annual car rally at Fyvie Castle. The front lawn of the castle will be jam packed with cars; Morris Minors and many others. There will be bouncy castles, a craft fair, miniature train rides, pipe bands, and the Deveron Scouts with camp songs. Of course the Castle, Tearoom and shop will also be open. It kicks off at 11am and will run till around 4pm.
Entry to the grounds on Sunday will be £3 for both adults and concessions. Hope to see a lot of you there this Sunday!

Now that the leaves are beginning turn lets have a wee throwback to the heights of summer courtesy of @explorewithbrendan. Doesn’t the Castle look marvellous?! But the truth is the Castle looks wonderful at any time of the year.

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You know you’re early for work when the ladybirds aren’t even awake yet! Even the walk from the staff car park to the Castle one will see such interesting wildlife; imagine what you’ll see if you spend a puckle hours visiting the gardens and lake?!

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