Secret Catholic seminary from 1700s to be restored

A secret Catholic seminary in a group of historic buildings in the Cairngorms is to be restored. Catholic priests were secretly trained at the seminary in the 1700’s.

Scalan was a small, clandestine community set up in the 18th century in the Braes of Glenlivet at a time when the religion was illegal.

The planning committee of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) has now granted planning permission to Crown Estate Scotland to carry out a variety of works at the site.

These include the restoration and repair of the north and south mill buildings, bringing a timber waterwheel back into working order and creating new access paths. Read more

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