Castle Hill Project

To return the Castle Hill in the Royal Burgh of Cullen to a condition where it can be enjoyed by all ages and all abilities once again .

We did it!

On 6th Mar 2017 we successfully raised £4,896 of £4,000 target with 84 supporters in 35 days

New stretch target

Any  additional money will be used by the Community volunteers to improve some more of the scenic walks around Cullen. Parts of the coastal path will be repaired and new benches will be placed at scenic points around the routes. Signage will also be produced to tell more of the history of Cullen.

The Castle Hill in the Royal Burgh of Cullen has been standing guard above the town since the Iron Age.

The hill has witnessed key moments in British history, such as the Battle of the Bauds in 962 AD, the death of Robert the Bruce's wife and the Duke of Cumberlands army, massing in the fields around it before they marched to crush the Jacobite rebellion.

It has witnessed the coming of the steam age, the arrival of the great  herring fishing fleets but sadly during the last 30 years it has become neglected and overgrown with gorse and was no longer accessible or  an asset to the community.

The community has now come  together with a project to clear the hill and bring it back to life, so once again people can climb it, picnic on it or just enjoy the fantastic views it affords of the Moray Coast. You will see the gorse as it was in picture, while the video shows how far we have progressed with clearing it

With your help we can now provide seats, a safety fence for children and hardcore paths which all can use.

To crown it all, we will once again fly the flag of the Royal Burgh of Cullen over the town, it will bid a warm welcome to all, wherever you come from.


This project has been approved for funding through the Heritage + The Crowd match funding. If this project reaches 75% of its initial target it will automatically receive the final 25% from Heritage Lottery Fund.



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