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17 Jun 2024

Jane Pirie: A complex woman connecting 19th-century Edinburgh

To mark Pride Month, Indigo Dunphy-Smith, Visitor Services Assistant at the Georgian House and co-chair of the Trust’s staff and volunteer Pride Network, delves into the life of Jane Pirie, an early 19th-century woman in Edinburgh

A bride and groom stand on the steps in front of Hill of Tarvit Mansion, embracing. Behind them is purple wisteria, in full bloom.

Love blossoming at Hill of Tarvit

Alice and Dougie celebrated their wedding at Hill of Tarvit, creating a joyful day filled with personal touches and treasured memories.

Two women sit at a table in a Georgian drawing room, sewing a blue silk dress that is laid out across a table.
14 Jun 2024

From canvas to silk – making a 1760s sack gown

In the second in our blog series, we find out about how a group of Trust volunteers have made a reproduction 1760s sack gown for our Ramsay and Edinburgh Fashion exhibition at the Georgian House.

A lady holds up a large silk scarf, standing on the grass in front of Craigievar Castle. The scarf features illustrated designs of the castle and elements from its history.
14 Jun 2024

Meet the Makers: Helen Ruth from Helen Ruth Scarves

We speak to Helen Ruth from Helen Ruth Scarves, who has created some very special designs to celebrate the reopening of Craigievar Castle.

An oil portrait of a little girl, sitting in front of a dark background. She wears a dark green dress with light blue sleeves and a red shawl wrapped around her. She has rosy cheeks.
14 Jun 2024

Ramsay comes to Edinburgh

This is the first in a series of stories about the exhibition Ramsay and Edinburgh Fashion, which runs at the Georgian House until 26 November 2024.

A tall willow sculpture of a woman with braided hair holding a hawk on one hand stands in the grass at the centre of an orchard. Past the trees of the orchard, the stone tower and walls of Falkland Palace rise up.

Why we love Falkland Palace & Garden

Members of our team share how the layers of history and beautiful garden make this a special place to inspire people of all ages.

A close-up of the delicate clusters of pale purple flowers on a branch of wisteria.
8 Jun 2024

Plant Journeys blog post #6 – Wisteria: cascading blossoms

Plant Journeys is a blog series, exploring East Asian plants in the garden of Broughton House.

8 Jun 2024

Plant Journeys blog post #5 – Peony: the problem of beauty

Plant Journeys is a blog series, exploring East Asian plants in the garden of Broughton House.

A woman holds an unframed portrait of a Georgian woman by Allan Ramsay. She is wearing purple nitrile gloves, and is standing in a Georgian drawing room by a piano.
7 Jun 2024

New Ramsay exhibition arrives at the Georgian House

Our new Ramsay and Edinburgh Fashion exhibition opens with a flourish on 7 June and runs until 24 November 2024.