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Banff & Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford was in Rosehearty on Saturday at the invitation of the Friends of Pitsligo Castle Trust as part of their events for Doors Open Day.

The Trust, which aims to consolidate Pitsligo Castle and to create the Peathill Jacobite and Heraldic Centre at the historic Peathill Kirk, staged a lecture in the kirk by local historian Charles Burnett as part of the day’s events.

Commenting after visiting the historic kirk, Eilidh said: “Doors Open Day is now a well-established event throughout Europe and I’m delighted that local bodies and institutions are carrying this forward.

“Peathill Kirk is, of course, well-known for the tremendous carved wooden “Laird’s Loft” within it which is one of the finest examples of its kind in the country.

“The Trust itself is an enthusiastic body with ambitious plans and I wish them continued success as they continue with their work to secure the castle and the kirk as places of interest for future generations.”