Supporting Castle Leod

Castle Leod Restoration and The Clan Mackenzie Charitable Trust

 The Clan Mackenzie Charitable Trust is a registered Scottish Charity, set up in 1992 (No. SCO 19941) and is dedicated to-

*Restoring and conserving the building, that is, Castle Leod, for people today and for future generations to enjoy.

*Providing access to the building and to the grounds.

*Supporting educational, economic and cultural development in the Scottish Highlands

 The Restoration Appeal

The Clan Mackenzie Charitable Trust is raising money to complete the restoration of Castle Leod in order to give the building a secure future.  We are very grateful for the vital support given by the public through donations  and those attending fundraising events. All donations are appreciated; please give generously to preserve one of the Highlands oldest buildings.

How to Donate to the Castle Leod Restoration Appeal

Make a one-off donation of your choice.

To make a donation, please send, either a cheque or postal order to:

The Treasurer, Clan Mackenzie Charitable Trust, Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, IV14 9AA, Scotland, UK

Or make a direct BACS payment using the following the following bank details

Account Name-The Clan Mackenzie Charitable Trust

The Royal Bank of Scotland


IV15 9HF

IBAN- GB19RBOS83180100109809


Or use our PAYPAL Donation Button on this ‘supporting Castle Leod ‘ page of the website.

Become a Guardian of Castle Leod

You may prefer to make a one-off payment (minimum £1000) to become a life-long Guardian of Castle Leod. Some people give this as an interesting and unusual gift for a special occasion. A Guardian of the Castle will receive a certificate of Guardianship signed by the Earl of Cromartie, Caberfeidh , Clan Chief of the Mackenzie’s and an entry on the ‘Shield of the Guardians’ which is updated each year and hangs in the Castle entranceway.

To become a Guardian please contact us at


We would also be pleased to be remembered in your will.

If you would like to consider making a bequest please contact us to discuss the bequest, in confidence, by sending your inquiry to


We are seeking commercial sponsors for the Castle Leod restoration project.
We have a package of opportunities that will be of interest to a range of businesses. Please get in touch for more details by contacting us at

 Past  and Present Support

In 1991 Castle Leod was awarded grant support from Historic Scotland to put toward the cost of re-roofing the Castle tower house.

With additional and generous support from many individuals, including bequests, the CMCT has been able to raise substantial funds in the years since 1991, which have contributed to the many new repairs and improvements

Many of these donations have come from our friends in the Clan Mackenzie Societies both at home and from around the world

Commercial sponsorship has come from Whyte and Mackay, The Dalmore Distillery, Invergordon.

Special thanks go to Historic Environment Scotland and the Wolfson Foundation for their ongoing support and encouragement

We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support!

Please return to the site for regular news and updates, and enjoy the story-bank and picture gallery. Submit your own news, stories and photos connected with Castle Leod .

Every donation we receive, no matter how small, will make a difference and will help us to greater success.

Thank-you on behalf of Castle Leod