Opening Scottish Country Houses to Visitors
Wednesday 17 October 2018
New Season: Opening Scottish Country Houses to Visitors
In 1936 when the NTS Country House Scheme was founded, only two Scottish houses were open regularly, Abbotsford and Cawdor, both for their literary associations.
Our first lecturer in the 2018 - 19 programme was Ian Gow, retired Chief Curator of the National Trust for Scotland. He discussed owners' attitudes and the history of opening private Scottish houses to visitors, with particular reference to the NTS Country House Scheme and its English counterpart.
The talk anticipated the lecturer's contribution to The Country House Past Present and Future: Great Houses of the British Isles edited by David Cannadine and Jeremy Musson.