Fingask Events Ltd.
Brief and Response
Fingask Castle, is originally dated 1592 but has been much altered over the years, including damage in 1746 culminating in a major reordering in 1925. In January 1994 we were asked to undertake a pre-acquisition building survey by Andrew Threipland who has been the owner ever since, enjoying living in this very special property and using it as a wedding venue with holiday letting cottages and putting on the now well-known Fingask Follies, which are described as follows:
“The Follies is a full evening’s entertainment. It begins with drinks in the garden, then the musical revue in the Castle’s Long Gallery on the first floor. Dinner in the interval can either be in the Castle or bring your own picnic to eat in the Pavilion – like Glyndebourne, only the views are better! Then comes the second act, followed by coffee & pudding wine in the Castle.” 21 years later Andrew asked if we still had a copy of the report.
After a hiatus at our archive store we managed to retrieve the file and here are his comments on our report with the benefit of his experience of living there:
"Thank you and congratulations on the report you did on Fingask 21 years ago. There is no test of a house better than living in it so I can say with authority that your report was extraordinarily prescient. Reading it for the first time in 20 years you not only covered all the areas such a report should cover, but gave a pretty good indicator of what might happen, and the difficult areas of the house, and even hinted at some of the pleasures of living here. Well reported! Thank you. "
Andrew Threipland, Owner