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NORTH EAST ABERDEENSHIRE MEMBERS' CENTRE
( Charity Number SC 024227 )

The North East Aberdeenshire Members' Centre supporting the National Trust for Scotland was established in 1977 and has a total of approximately 100 members. The Centre organizes a varied programmme of talks, social events and excursions throughout the year. Both members and non-members (for a small donation) are welcome to attend these events, many of which take place in either Haddo House or Fyvie Castle. The Centre gives financial and practical support to our three local NTS properties: Fyvie Castle, Haddo House and Pitmedden Garden.

Events are open to members and non-members. They are free to members but visitors are requested to donate £3.

If you would like to request further information about any event, or join the group, please contact Patricia Shaw (Chairperson): ne.aberdeenshire.mc@gmail.com.

The latest North East Aberdeenshire Members' Centre Newsletter is available as a webpage using the link on the left. To obtain a copy in PDF format follow this link. Note that you will need Abobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible programme to read or print this version.

Current Programme

Programme February and March 2024

22nd February 2024, 11:00am in Haddo House Library
"Silk, satin, cotton and wool: Haddo's hoard of household textiles."
We don't often get the chance to get "up close and personal" with most of the items in the fabulous collections at our local properties. This talk will take a closer look at some of the amazing textiles at Haddo House, some of which are displayed for all to see but many that are not.
Regional Curator, Emma Inglis, will share some of their lesser-known histories, as well as giving an insight into the challenges of researching and displaying these fabulous yet fragile links with the past.
22nd March 2024. 11:00am in Haddo House Library
"The work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission".
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's mission is to ensure those who died in service, or as a result of conflict, are commemorated so that they, and the human cost of war, are remembered for ever. They care for 23,000 war memorials and war cemeteries around the world commemorating 1.7 million Commonwealth casualties. This work covers the distinctive headstones, the buildings and monuments associated with them and the detailed horticultural work to the grounds they stand in.
Elaine Edwards, CWGC Public Engagement Co-Ordinator (Scotland N&E) will be here to tell us more about their work and their archives.

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