Bids will help conserve Dunollie skyline

The exterior and main tower of Dunollie Castle will benefit from a £141,000 restoration grant. NO_T07_Dunollie01
The exterior and main tower of Dunollie Castle will benefit from a £141,000 restoration grant.

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The countdown has begun for final bids to be made as part of a special auction this Saturday, raising funds for phase three of Dunollie Castle conservation.

A grant award from Historic Environment Scotland of £141,605 has gone into the funding pot towards the work that will cost £224,000, and more than £30,000 has already been raised by Dunollie supporters.

The Skyline Castle Fundraiser, with dinner, fashion show, raffle, live music and auction is at Oban’s Royal Hotel in Argyll Square on March 7, starting at 6.30pm. Visit for ticket availability.

The auction is open to all online and will close at 4pm on Saturday, with donated gifts including a handmade kilt of the winner’s choice of tartan, a lady or gents custom jacket made from the first weaving of the new Lorn Tweed, a manager’s whisky tour of Oban Distillery, a  Dunollie Textiles day experience and Four Ball at Archerfield Links in East Lothian.

To make a bid or just to make a donation towards the castle conservation project, go to

Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds is also running a number of behind the scenes castle tours on Tuesdays this month giving a unique peek at the castle’s ongoing conservation works.

Visit the Dunollie events website to find out more.