St Margaret’s Braemar

A wide range of organisations and individuals care for the historic environment across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Organisation:  Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (with St Margaret’s Trust Braemar)
Project title: St Margaret’s Braemar– A Centre for Discovery, Performance and Enjoyment in the Heart of the Cairngorms

A performance by jazz fusion collective Fat-Suit at St Margaret’s Braemar (Photo credit: Dale Johnson)

The project addresses the long-term future of St Margaret’s Braemar, an A-listed church on the Buildings at Risk Register for over 10 years. Disused since 2007, it was taken into SRCT’s care in a derelict state. Working with the local St Margaret’s Trust, meanwhile uses have been introduced to engage the community, reanimate the building, pilot potential end uses, and demonstrate the project’s long-term sustainability. Despite its poor condition the number and range of activities have grown to include world-class performers and artists. Community support and volunteering has increased significantly with St Margaret’s now perceived as an asset to Braemar.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 10

Other: 8, 11, 12, 13

Contact name: Victoria Collison-Owen
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Reviewed: September 2018