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Cards are blank inside for your own message, to be used as a Christmas card or notecard. Images from Pluscarden Abbey by artist Alan Dawson. Alan Dawson was brought up in Elgin. He studied Law and Accountancy at Aberdeen University then worked as a Solicitor in Edinburgh until 1995, when he decided to pursue a […] Read more...



Memoir of a Pilgrimage for Eight Phil Adamo’s account of the Pluscarden 1230 Pilgrimage: In the summer of 2017, a group of strangers followed in the footsteps of eight medieval monks, who in 1230 AD travelled north from their priory in France to found three new monasteries in the far reaches of Scotland. PILGRIMAGE for […] Read more...



Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs opened the new visitor’s car park on Monday 11th November. A grant of over £80,000 from the Scottish Government’s Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund, administered by Visit Scotland, allowed this £120,000 project to proceed and is the first major work completed as part of the […] Read more...



An auction on the back of the Ballogie Ceilidh held in September will be launching at the start of December on this website!! Wait for more detail to be published very shortly Read more...



Pilgrims arrived at Pluscarden Abbey on Sunday to celebrate 70 years since the re-establishment of the abbey. Dozens of walkers and their dogs braved the rain at the weekend to march from Grantown to Pluscarden Abbey. The 28-mile pilgrimage was part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the reformation of the monastery, which had crumbled […] Read more...



The small group of intrepid pilgrims arrived at Pluscarden Abbey on 12th July after their 800 mile trek from Prinknash Abbey in Gloucestershire. The walk was undertaken to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the arrival in 1948 of monks from Prinknash to begin the restoration of Pluscarden after it had lain in ruins for several […] Read more...



After a couple of days off, a nice walk across the Pentlands along the Thieves Road was followed by miles of tedious road walking under motorways, canals and train tracks as we dodged Edinburgh. The finish was exciting and bracing…..crossing the old Forth Road Bridge and then down off the high road into Inverkeithing. A […] Read more...




The week began at the halfway mark at 400 miles, then the major challenge of up and over Cross Fell, which at 3000 feet is the highest point on the journey. Beautiful weather entering Northumberland and crossing Hadrian’s wall we slipped into Scotland by way of a high pass through the Cheviots along an old […] Read more...



Passed through Chatsworth Park, though not quite dressed appropriately for an invitation to tea. Then over the border from Derbyshire into Yorkshire, battling against the gales wrought by Storm Hector. The sun comes back out as we hit the stunning Pennine Way. Perfect walking weather and making good time. Day 16 & a challenging 28 […] Read more...


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