CHRISTMAS COMES TO CASTLE CLUGGY
Added on 19 November 2023
HAPPY CHRISTMAS and best wishes for the new year to our supporters. Christmas was banned at Castle Cluggy for almost four centuries. Before the Reformation in 1560, Christmas in Scotland had been a religious feasting day. Then, with the powerful Kirk frowning upon anything related to Roman Catholicism, the Scottish Parliament passed a law in 1640 that made celebrating ‘Yule vacations’ illegal. Even after Charles II was restored to the throne, celebrating Christmas was frowned upon in Scotland for a long time – it was not until 1958 that 25th December became a Scottish public holiday. UNIQUE CHRISTMAS CARDS featuring a wintry scene of Castle Cluggy will help to raise much-needed funds to restore and preserve an important piece of Scottish heritage. The cards are on sale this year to help raise funds for the Castle Cluggy Charity featuring the old tower amidst a festive snow-filled backdrop. The proceeds from each pack sold will help raise vital funds to enable the charity to restore and preserve Castle Cluggy for future generations. These are limited in supply so people should make sure they buy them early. Greeting inside: Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year.