Clan Strachan Centre for Heritage

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Centre for Heritage

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Press Release: 3 JUN 2021  |  Picture Gallery  |  Acquisition Contributors> £250


On 31 July 2024, a section of the building will be open for the dedication of the Clan Strachan Centre for Heritage.  The Centre for Heritage will (1) encourage and house the collection and preservation of historical records, traditions, and relicts of the local area during the medieval period (c 1189x1315); (2) it will display Clan Strachan heraldry, and (3) house rare books and other literary works. Also, the Centre for Heritage is a venue for individuals and students to learn more about the history and rich heritage of the local area and Clan Strachan. The Centre will be a venue for future Society and Clan meetings and gatherings, as well as community events. The Centre is also a venue for our Clan Commander, Rob Strachan, to meet visiting Strachans (broadly defined) and others with an affection for Clan Strachan. It is envisioned that the Centre will include a small lounge tea, coffee, and small group entertaining.

Building History

The Feughside was built in the 17th-century as a 9-bedroom inn. As earlier 16th-century cartography suggests, the Feughside probably replaced a previous inn at this same location (Pont 11). 

An extract from Blaeu's Atlas of 1654 showing the 'Muir-Ailhous', now the site of the 'Feughside' on the water of Feugh on the boundaries of Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire.

Become a Donor

September 2020, in the midst of a global COVID pandemic, the Clan Strachan Charitable Trust, in Scotland, with substantial support from the Clan Strachan Society (USA) and the international community acquired the Feughside Guesthouse. The Society (USA) and Trust (Scotland) are currently raising funds for building renovations, furnishings, acquire medieval relics to be placed on display. Additionally, we would like to purchase clan crested glasses, tea cups, coffee mugs, and if possible install Clan Strachan tartan drapes, etc. 

Join us by making a donation.

Feughside Purchase Donor Memorial
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