Enjoy an evening of true Scottish hospitality and experience a taste of Scotland with local food and entertainment.
Fingask Castle is a 16th Century country house in Perth and Kinross, Scotland.
The first mention of the lands of Fingask occur in the Foundation Charter of the Abbey of Scone in 1115 by Alexander I.
It was once an explicitly holy place, a convenient and numinous stop-off between the abbeys at Falkirk and Scone.
The oldest part of the Castle was built by Partick Bruce in 1594. The Threiplands first came to Fingask at the end of the 16th Century, when Partick Threipland married a Miss Bruce. The Bruces had lived at Fingask since at least the 14th Century. During the 18th Century Fingask was plundered and occupied by Government Dragoons.
It was confiscated by the Crown as one of the forfeited estates as a result of the Threipland family’s support of the Jacobite cause. It was repurchased by Sir Stuart Threipland in 1783 and remained in the Threipland family until the early 1920’s when it was purchased by Brian Gilroy who was responsible for extensive renovations and restoration work.
The Castle returned to Threipland ownership in 1968. Eminent visitors have included James VIII in 1716, Bonny Prince Charlie in 1745 and Sir Walter Scott. The Threipland’s unwise political choices and the oddities of life have meant that the Threipland family have bought Fingask four times in the last 400 years!
Our evening event includes
Drinks reception in the castle
Street Wisdom – bring your questions from the day on inclusions, transitions, and putting learning into practice – and get answers from the ‘street’
Launch of Loretto’s Stories – a multisensory story telling resource in memory of Loretto Lambe (PAMIS founder)