Lorimer Archives at Kellie Castle
New blog by Ian Riches, National Trust for Scotland Archivist
In honour of the sculptor Hew Lorimer, who died in 1993, members of the Lorimer family, the National Trust for Scotland and other bodies initiated two major projects: one was to recreate Hew’s sculptural studio by converting the Stables at Kellie Castle to be a permanent exhibition of Hew’s work, with an adjoining education room; the other was to establish an archive room at the castle to house Hew’s considerable collection of papers, photographs and drawings. The National Trust for Scotland's Archivist, Ian Riches, describes the creation of the archive room and outlines some of its treasures: link to blog on National Trust for Scotland website.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kellie Castle and the archive room are currently closed, but it is hoped that both will re-open in the not-too-distant future.