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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Restore our wonderful museum building in the beautiful village of Rosemarkie

Rosemarkie, Black Isle

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Groam House Museum is an outstanding centre for Pictish art, set in the beautiful village of Rosemarkie. In addition to housing an important collection of carved Pictish stones it also proudly displays the nationally recognised collection of the works of Scottish artist, George Bain - whose interest in Celtic art sprang from his early studies of the carved Pictish stones.

Sadly, the building which houses the museum is in a poor state of repair. The building, which is listed, is the property of The Highland Council, but cuts in council budgets have meant that repair work on buildings has been cut back dramatically, and it now falls to the museum itself to carry out the repairs. Currently the white render on the exterior of the building is in a poor state of repair, and sections of the doors and windows have rotted and are in need of replacement. A local contractor has offered to undertake the repair work for us at a very good price, and we have already obtained £1000 from the Council's discretionary fund - which leaves us with £5000 to find to get the repair work done.

The museum consistently receives positive feedback from its visitors - such as this one:

"Staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable a small taste of Scottish history"

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"Groam House is a small museum that focuses brilliantly on Scotland’s Pictish heritage and contemporary efforts to promote arts and crafts inspired by that heritage. Especially impressive are the collection of carved stone panels c. 700 A.D. reflecting both the pagan and Christian elements of that culture. Lighting and presentation of the exhibits are outstanding. Admission is free."

Have a look at our website - www.groamhouse.org.uk to see more of what we do.

Help us to restore the building to its former glory and protect the valuable collection from harm.

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    • Gill

      Gill

      Sep 17, 2019

      Hope the total is reached....the building will look lovely again when all freshly painted!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 7, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 6, 2019

      I hope this small donation helps with this important project

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 1, 2019

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 1, 2019

      The Groam House is a fantastic museum and resource for the Pictish history on the Black Isle.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 1, 2019

      All of this goes to the museum, corriect?

    • Tim Blackie

      Tim Blackie

      Sep 1, 2019

      Good luck with the fundraising - great museum and a very worthy cause

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    Doug Maclean

    Doug Maclean

    Rosemarkie, Black Isle

    Doug has been a director of Groam House Museum since 2015 and is responsible for a range of functions, including membership, business development and IT.

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