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Fading Echoes

8 Oct 2015

That's it for another year as we wrap up the 2015 Haddo Arts Festival, and start looking forward to the rest of our autumn events...

One aspect of the Arts Festival that we've enjoyed the most are the children's workshops. Around 180 children from 6 different local schools all spent a day at Haddo- finding out about the lives of Victorian children with Julie Dutton and John Lemmon and discovering their creative side with storyteller Bea Ferguson.

There have been some slightly older students roaming the park this week as well. A group of architecture students from Robert Gordon University have been surveying the Carpenter's Cottage near the Pheasantry as part of a project on redeveloping old buildings.

They're going to spend the rest of the semester working on ideas for renovating the old building and we'll show you some of the best plans once they're all finished!

In the newly renovated Pheasantry, the Scottish Nature Photography Award Winners Exhibition is still in place and looking really superb. The exhibition is open until November 1st and will be open from 10am-8pm on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. If you're visiting after dark then the coloured floodlighting will still be out in the park as well.

NTS Toilet Closures

Even more renovation news! The NTS toilets in the stables courtyard will be closed from Monday for approximately 16 weeks for a complete renovation. There will be facilities provided for NTS Tearoom/Shop customers, however everyone else will have to use the Aberdeenshire Council toilets down at the Pheasantry while the work is going on.