Slate Project - Summer 2011

The original Braemar Castle roof was of local slate and the children of Braemar Pimary School set out to find out more about slate quarrying around Braemar.   A forgotten industry here, once there were several slate quarries providing slate for houses in the village, now none operates.

Geologist Jane Angus first visited the school to show the pupils where the slate quarries might have been.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The pupils then visited the Castle to look at the fallen slates and check out the roof on a model of the castle.




Next stop was the Slate seam on the Coo Hill behind Braemar Primary School.