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Armadale Castle Restoration Project

We are currently looking at a options for restoring parts of the castle as part of a wider development programme to enhance visitor experience (and contribute to long term sustainability).

Armadale Castle, Skye: education and development projects

armadale castle archwayArmadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles on the Isle of Skye is the ‘spiritual home’ of Clan Donald. The 20,000 acre estate was formerly the seat of the Macdonalds of Sleat and is now run by a charitable trust, Clan Donald Lands Trust. The Trust was formed in 1971 to save the last remaining remnants of the once vast clan lands as a focal point for Clan history and activity worldwide.

The Trust is dedicated to promoting the history and traditions of the Clan and the Highlands & Islands. Tens of thousands of visitors each year are now able to enjoy and learn about Clan history by visiting the Armadale castle ruins, the beautifully restored historic garden, the informative Museum of the Isles and related Archive / Library. The Trust also runs education programmes with local schools and cultural events to promote the Gaelic traditional arts.

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The Trust is continually seeking to improve and extend its work. Your donation and legacy can support:

  • School visits and outreach programmes – enabling the Trust to reach more local pupils and build on the success of recent community projects such as the ‘Coming Home’ programme.

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  • Museum development programme – supporting a programme of improvements to the award-winning museum including new displays, interpretation and digitisation of collection records.

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  • Garden restoration – supporting new planting and other developments within the 40 acre historic garden.

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  • Development programme – an ambitious longer term development programme that will enable the Trust to restore key buildings on the site and open them up for public learning and enjoyment. Currently at feasibility stage, but keep in touch to find out more.

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If you are interested in finding out more how you can support the Trust’s work please contact Sue Geale, Museum Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


How to Donate

To make contributions to the Armadale Castle Restoration Fund, please send your check, along with how you would like the donation acknowledged, to the Clan Donald Foundation:

Clan Donald Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 73491
Newnan, GA 30271


Or Donate Online:


 Armadale Castle Restoration Fund       
 Skye Museum Fund