The Scottish work of Sir Robert Lorimer, organised by Paul Waite
Saturday 23 May to Thursday 28 May, 2015
The visit will start on the morning of Saturday 23 May in Glasgow, where we shall spend the Saturday and Sunday nights. The following four nights will be spent in Edinburgh, finishing on Thursday night, 28 May.
The group will travel out by coach each day to visit buildings by Sir Robert Lorimer. Roughly Lutyens’s contemporary, he is noted for his sensitive restorations of traditional Scottish castles, for new buildings in the Scottish Baronial style and for promoting the Arts and Crafts movement. The houses we shall visit include Hill of Tarvitt, Earlshall, Kellie Castle, Kinloch House, Midfield, Monzie Castle, Balmano, Ardkinglas, Dunderave, Broughton House, Formakin, Rowallen House and Hunterstone Castle. Highlights will include lunch with Lady Glenconner at the Glen — the Glenconner family house with additions by Lorimer — and dinner on Thursday 28th at Lutyens’s Greywalls. (The Glen, Kinloch House, Midfield, Dunderave, Broughton House and Formakin are not normally open to the public.)
Participants will provide their own transport to Scotland and their own local accommodation. We will meet each morning at a central point in each city to board the coach to the various houses; and for the last night’s dinner at Greywalls. The total cost is £550 per person, inclusive of entrance tickets to buildings outlined, transport by coach between properties, six lunches, one dinner and a voluntary donation of £45 per person to the Lutyens Trust. Apart from the above, the price does not include personal insurance, dinners, breakfasts, local accommodation, transfers to or from hotels, or tips. The price does not include travel to, or from, Scotland.