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This evening, my theme is Balvenie Castle, Speyside.

This substantial castle is located close to Glenfiddich Distillery and Balvenie Distillery.

Balvenie Castle

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This evening, I am posting a record of today’s Speyside whisky themed tour.

After departing our lodgings at An Cala, Grantown on Spey, we drove north for about 45 mins through Highland Grouse Moor and farming scenery to the country town of Forres to the east of Inverness.

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My theme tonight focuses on a press report of major restoration work planned for Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye which is Scotland’s oldest continuously occupied property dating back 700 years and home to the Chief of Clan MacLeod.

It appears that Dunvegan Castle suffered a fire in 1938 the repair of which was ‘sub optimal’ and now requires further attention costing GBP1.1M. This cost is to be funded GBP598k from Scottish Government Agency, Historic Scotland , GBP100K from an organisation called Highland Opportunity with the balance coming from the MacLeod Estate.

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