Who looks after the Castle?
Since 2007, the castle has been operated by the community of Braemar on a 50 year lease from the Farquharsons of Invercauld. The Board of Directors of Braemar Community Ltd manage the castle on behalf of the village and volunteers act as guides, work in the shop, tend the garden and look after the myriad jobs that running a 17th century castle involve.
Read more about Braemar Community Ltd.
The keys were handed over by the Farquharson family in February 2007 and volunteers worked through the next year to prepare the castle for reopening. Much has been achieved, but much still needs to be done. The community believes passionately that the castle is worth saving. They are raising money to allow them to continue the restoration, conservation and development so that future generations can visit, enjoy and learn how life was once lived in this ancient Earldom of Mar.