National Trust for Scotland - Brodie Castle
Charity registered in Scotland
The NTS is Scotland's largest conservation charity, responsible for the upkeep of many of Scotland's castles, large houses, gardens, mountain ranges and even islands.
At Brodie Castle, depending on the season, tasks outside in the garden vary -- and you can be matched to a role that will suit what you would like to do in the garden. It is a team effort, so gardening can also be a bit of a social too, if that's what you like. There is also the ability to learn and enhance your own gardening and conservation skills.
Help to tell the wonderful stories of Brodie Castle. Volunteer tour guides will be given guidance and support to learn something about the history of Brodie Castle, and given the opportunity to 'shadow' other guides until you feel confident enough to conduct your own tours. If you don't want to do a whole tour, we can arrange for you to just stay in the library and tell visitors all about it before they start a tour. A full tour lasts for just over an hour.
Volunteers are vital to Brodie Castle. Helping inside the Castle or outside in the grounds and gardens -- volunteers are hugely important in enriching the visitor experience-- from the tea room to the shop to the gardens to the wonderful rooms inside the Castle, volunteers have a part to play.
The castle has been restored to reveal what everyday life was like for the Brodie laird and his family. The rooms feature the finest antique furniture, works of art and irreplaceable ceramics collected by generations of Brodies.
Outside, there are beautifully landscaped gardens with a large pond, a woodland walk, an adventure playground and a nature trail with hides for watching wildlife, including red squirrels and woodpeckers. There is also a renowned and historically important daffodil collection.
Acres of gentle Moray countryside surround Brodie Castle, ancestral home of the Brodie clan for over 400 years. although their family seat has been here since the 12th century.