2019 Charity Open Day Success

2019 Charity Open Day Success

Report courtesy of  Strathearn Herald (15/8/2019)

£5k rains down on charities after successful event

There was a wet start to Drummond Castle Gardens Charity Open Day on Sunday, August 4, but that didn’t stop visitors from enjoying the scores of activities on offer in the beautiful surroundings.

There was something different to find in every corner of the gardens, such as archery,table tennis, the scurry run and the popular ducking stool.

Entertainment came from Comrie Pipe Band, Turleum Twirlstars, musician Sam Robb and the Royal Country Dance Society, whose dancers gave demonstrations and also encouraged onlookers to join in. The SWI ladies were kept busy in the marquee serving up refreshing afternoon teas.

And the event was a rosy one as it raised more than £5000 for both armed forces veterans’ charity Blesma and the good causes  supported by the annual Scotland’s Gardens Scheme project

Drummond Estates factor Michael Aldridge told the Herald: “The Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open day is a milestone in the Drummond year with the gardens always at their best in August. Including donations we raised a massive £5204 for Blesma and the Scotland’s Gardens Scheme charities.”  He continued: ” Huge thanks go to so many people in the community who support the event with donations, raffle prizes and their presence on the day either as participants, helpers or visitors.”


Provisional date for  2020 is Sunday, August 2nd.

As part of Scotland’s Gardens, the proceeds go to the following Charities:-


The British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association

The Maggie’s Cancer Care Services

The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Scotland

The Gardens Fund of the National Trust for Scotland