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Kemnay House,

Kemnay, Aberdeenshire,

Ab51 5LH

Featured Posts

November 4, 2019

Our intrepid archivists continue their journey through the many bundles of letters in our collection, cataloguing and noting information of interest.  

As the house cools down over Autumn, we appreciate their efforts even more as they're observed huddled around a heater...

September 10, 2019

It's all a bustle at KH this week as we ready ourselves for North East Open Studios (14th to 23rd September).  After an extended break we return as a venue to host 3 wonderful artists - Alice Harman SBA, Nik Munro and Letitia Smith-Burnett.

Alice and Letitia are both ve...

August 6, 2019

While setting up exhibits for a summer tour and tea, organised for The Shell Pensioners Association, I was struck by how many beautiful oriental patterns we have displayed in the house.

These were mainly collected by my great grandmother and grandfather, Muriel and Arth...

June 24, 2019

In 1918 Dorothy Burnett (sister to Arthur, the 8th Laird of Kemnay) wrote a poem describing the perfect country garden that many city dwellers would have dreamed of at the end of the 1st World War.

The garden at Kemnay still has much in common with this description (inc...

May 20, 2019

The wilderness that surrounds Kemnay House was intricately planned and planted by George Burnett  (1714-1780).  He mixed indigenous and exotic trees, turning a peat bog into an area of beauty to be enjoyed by all who visited.  His son, Alexander, went on to add an orna...

April 29, 2019

Last week myself and some trusted Friends of Kemnay House were busy transforming the dusty dining room, that has been shuttered up through winter, into a banquet scene from the 1850s. 

Classes from our local primary school were visiting to learn about dinner parties, an...

January 13, 2019

The decorations are down; tidied back into cupboards for another year.  The house is quiet.  So, it's that time of year again when we reflect on what has been, and begin to look for future possibilities. 

While the Country holds it's breath (waiting for o...

December 17, 2018