Shar­ing a pas­sion for his­tory? Kate’s friend or­gan­ises sex party in cas­tle

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News - By Bev­er­ley Lyons

THEY are usu­ally as­so­ci­ated with tur­rets and bat­tle­ments, suits of ar­mour on cold flag­stone floors and walls decked with dusty oil paint­ings and antlered stags’ heads.

But among Scot­land’s le­gion of an­cient cas­tles, one is about to achieve an unique form of his­toric no­to­ri­ety – as the venue for an up­mar­ket sex party.

For the first time, a com­pany which spe­cialises in or­gan­is­ing gen­teel or­gies is lay­ing on two nights of what it de­scribes as an ‘elec­tri­cally charged en­vi­ron­ment’ for the ‘sex­ual aris­toc­racy’ at a grand Scot­tish house.

And if the rather risqué ad­verts are to be be­lieved, ‘a night of de­prav­ity awaits’ and ‘your moans will be lost on the night breeze, flit­ting across the loch’.

The party is be­ing or­gan­ised by Killing Kit­tens, an English firm set up and run by Emma Sayle, a school friend of the Duchess of Cam­bridge.

Its web­site boasts of host­ing ‘the world’s most ex­clu­sive, deca­dent and he­do­nis­tic par­ties, fully fo­cused on the pur­suit of fe­male plea­sure’.

Al­though the com­pany has or­gan­ised sim­i­lar par­ties in venues in­clud­ing a St Tropez yacht and London town­houses, this is the first in a Scot­tish cas­tle.

To prevent pry­ing eyes, the ex­act lo­ca­tion is be­ing kept se­cret – even from at­ten­dees – un­til 24 hours before the event, al­though the ad­verts boast of a ‘Bor­ders Cas­tle’.

The or­gan­is­ers con­firm only that it is an 18th cen­tury prop­erty with a loch and a hot tub.

Sin­gle men are not al­lowed but tickets cost £40 for a sin­gle fe­male and £120 for cou­ples.

The dress code states guests must at least start the evening in black tie, evening wear and mas­quer­ade-style masks.

The main at­trac­tion, Ms Sayle says, will be a candle-lit bed­room with up to 50 peo­ple ‘at it’.

The 39-year-old, who lives in London, at­tended elite public school Downe House with Kate Mid­dle­ton and they were both part of an all-fe­male char­ity row­ing team in 2007. Ms Sayle said: ‘This is our first out­ing into a cas­tle and we hope it will be the start of many.

‘We will have a main party area with a re­cep­tion of cham­pagne and oys­ters and peo­ple can min­gle there or wan­der off into one of three or four bed­rooms.

‘If it’s a mas­sive room we can end up with fifty peo­ple at it in one room.’

She added: ‘It’s an au­then­tic 18th cen­tury cas­tle an hour to two hours out­side Ed­in­burgh. It’s small with just a few rooms so we will be keep­ing num­bers to fifty rev­ellers each night. The play­rooms are candle-lit with some mu­sic and the ac­tion will oc­cur there. The play­rooms are usu­ally quite big and we can have four beds in one room.’

The event flyer states: ‘A night of de­prav­ity awaits within the an­cient cas­tle walls... As you dis­cover your in­ner wicked­ness, be­ware! Your moans will be lost on the night’s breeze, flit­ting across the loch.’

Ms Sayle said: ‘Most of our Scot­tish mem­bers seem to be around Ed­in­burgh and we also have quite a tran­sient in­ter­na­tional group of peo­ple... They might be in Scot­land for work or are vis­it­ing there for a long week­end. For an event in a cas­tle peo­ple will go from fur­ther afield.’ She added: ‘You don’t just walk through the door and get your clothes off. It’s quite funny – peo­ple may com­plain that the ac­tion is tak­ing too long to get started but they will be fully dressed when they say it.

‘You can’t ex­pect other peo­ple to get naked when you’re not.

‘It’s all be­hind closed doors. Peo­ple just think there is a party go­ing on and of­ten they see taxis and think it could be a birth­day or en­gage­ment party.

‘If it goes well we will be look­ing at big­ger cas­tles for 100200 peo­ple.’

The first cas­tle party, on Oc­to­ber 27, will be for over-45s, dubbed ‘sil­ver kit­tens’. The next night the cas­tle will be taken over by 18-45 year olds.

‘Dis­cover your in­ner wicked­ness’

OR­GAN­ISER: Killing Kit­tens’ Emma Sayle with the Duchess of Cam­bridge, top. Left: A racy shot from firm’s In­sta­gram page and a flyer for the Scots party

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