The Cabrach Trust is focused on the rural regeneration of one of the most remote and spectacularly beautiful parts of Scotland. The Trustee board, chaired by a member of the William Grant whisky family, is determined to breath new life into a community, which once had a proud and thriving whisky distilling and farming history but which is now suffering from serious de-population and, consequently, decline.
The Trust is currently in the process of developing a whisky distillery and heritage centre in the Cabrach. This is a transformational development opportunity for the Cabrach. It will create jobs, bring new visitors to the area, celebrate and protect the cultural heritage of the Cabrach and generate surpluses which will be reinvested in future phases of development acting as a catalyst to future economic growth.
The Cabrach Trust has ownership of the historic Inverharroch Farm, adjacent to the A941 between the towns of Dufftown and Rhynie. The property comprises of farmhouse, steadings, historic smithy, and 167 acres of land. The Trust is also currently in the process of acquiring through a Community Asset Transfer (CAT) a further set of properties known as the Old Cabrach Hall, the School House and the Acorn Centre, which are located in the Lower Cabrach adjacent to Inverharroch Farm. Together these assets will form the basis of a bold regeneration plan for the Cabrach.