Prince Charles leads proposals to renovate sixth-century kirkyard
THE Duke of Rothesay is spearheading a project to breathe new life into one of the North-east’s oldest churchyards.
Prince Charles is aiming to renovate the sixth-century Tullich Kirkyard, near Ballater, including restoring three Pictish stones to the site. The duke has enlisted five construction students from his foundation for building community programme to carry out the work.
Part of their job will be to build a traditional drystone wall which will be decorated and surround a prominent display of the stones. Funded by the duke’s charitable foundation, the project is being led by local dry-stone walling expert Steve Denham – and also involves the construction of a 984ft perimeter wall. Rebecca Lloyd, head of philanthropy at the foundation, said: “We are delighted to fund the work and welcome the support we have received from the Royal Deeside community and local authority.” Construction is expected to run into next year.