An American Aristocrat's Guide to Great Estates: Inveraray Castle (Full Episode)

Julie: AS I VENTURE INTO THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, I’M GOING TO GET A GRISLY TASTE OF BRUTAL CLAN WARS Duke: SO, THEY PUT THE TASSEL UP HERE THAT WOULD SOAK UP THE BLOOD OF YOUR ENEMIES BUT AFTER OBVIOUSLY YOU’VE KILLED A FEW, THE BLOOD WOULD THEN START RUNNING DOWN Julie: YOU’RE SERIOUS? I’LL HAVE AN ALL-ACCESS PASS TO THE HEAD OF THE LEGENDARY CAMPBELL CLAN’S FABLED CASTLE I SEE IT NOW. “PRIVATE.” Duke: PRIVATE Duchess: BUT YOU CAN COME Julie: I’LL IMMERSE MYSELF IN THE LOCAL SCOTTISH TRADITIONS CAN I TRY TO PICK IT UP? Stephen: YOU CAN TRY AND PICK IT UP Julie: YOU’RE PUSHING IT DOWN Stephen: I’M NOT PUSHING IT DOWN Julie: OKAY OH, MY GOD [GRUNTING] Duke: I WOULD DO IT DOWN IN A ONER Julie: AH! IT’S GOOD [THUNDER] AND I RISK BEING SCARED SENSELESS BY THE CASTLE’S MANY GHOSTS Duchess: WE HAVE FIVE GHOSTS IN THE CASTLE, BUT THIS IS THE MOST HAUNTED ROOM IN THE CASTLE ♪ Julie: THERE’S AN EXPRESSION: AN ENGLISHMAN’S HOME IS HIS CASTLE AND FOR A LUCKY FEW, IT REALLY IS TRUE BUT ANYONE THAT THINKS LIFE IN A STATELY HOME IS A FAIRYTALE, THINK AGAIN I’M JULIE MONTAGU, AN ALL-AMERICAN GIRL FROM SUBURBAN ILLINOIS MY HUSBAND, LUKE, IS VISCOUNT HINCHINGBROOKE, AN HEIR TO THE EARL OF SANDWICH, AND WHEN I MARRIED HIM, I BECAME A VISCOUNTESS NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS DID I EVER DREAM THAT I WOULD BE A PART OF THE BRITISH ARISTOCRACY WE LIVE WITH OUR FAMILY AT MAPPERTON HOUSE, DEEP IN THE DORSET COUNTRYSIDE I WANT TO KNOW HOW OTHER BRITISH ARISTOCRATS FACE THE HUGE CHALLENGE OF KEEPING THEIR GREAT ESTATES GOING WHILE AT THE SAME TIME CREATING COMFORTABLE, INTIMATE FAMILY HOMES JOIN ME AS I GO IN SEARCH OF ANSWERS BEHIND THE CLOSED DOORS OF SOME OF BRITAIN’S GREAT ESTATES ♪ FAMED FOR ITS WILD, DRAMATIC SCENERY, THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS HAS, FOR CENTURIES, ENCHANTED ALL WHO COME HERE BUT SUCH SPLENDID ISOLATION MEANS OWNERS OF REMOTE HISTORIC HOUSES NEED TO GO THE EXTRA MILE TO ENTICE THE PAYING VISITOR ONE SCOTTISH CASTLE, NESTLED BESIDE A LOCH IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, SEEMS TO HAVE CRACKED IT I’M ON MY WAY TO INVERARAY CASTLE, WHICH IS THE HOME TO THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF ARGYLL HAVE BEEN TO SCOTLAND, OF COURSE, TO EDINBURGH BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER GOES TO UNIVERSITY THERE, BUT I’VE NEVER BEEN TO THIS PART OF SCOTLAND AND IT’S JUST ABSOLUTELY STUNNING THE TOWN OF “INVERARA,” SPELLED INVERARAY, LIES ON THE WESTERN SHORES OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS SOME SIX MILLION VISITORS FLOCK HERE EACH YEAR TO EXPERIENCE THE BREATHTAKING MOUNTAINS, LOCHS, AND GLENS I’M TRAVELING ALMOST 500 MILES ACROSS THE LENGTH OF THE UK TO GET THERE INVERARAY CASTLE IS HOSTING THEIR YEARLY HIGHLAND GAMES WHILE I’M VISITING, AND I’M SUPER EXCITED BECAUSE I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO EXPECT, BUT WHAT’S INTERESTING TO ME IS NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE THIS HISTORIC BEAUTIFUL CASTLE THAT ATTRACTS A LOT OF VISITORS, BUT THEY HAVE THIS INCREDIBLE ESTATE, SO I WANT TO FIND OUT HOW THEY’RE ABLE TO RUN THE CASTLE AND THE ESTATE AND REALLY MAKE IT WORK AS A BUSINESS THE DUKE WHO LIVES HERE AT INVERARAY HAS A BACKGROUND IN ESTATE MANAGEMENT, WHICH NO DOUBT COMES IN HANDY, SINCE HE’S GOT A CASTLE AND 50,000 ACRES TO CARE FOR HIS WIFE, ELEANOR, IS RELATED TO THE CADBURY FAMILY WHO BEGAN THE CADBURY CHOCOLATE EMPIRE THE DUKE AND DUCHESS MARRIED IN 2002 AND HAVE MADE INVERARAY CASTLE HOME FOR THEIR THREE CHILDREN OH, MY GOSH! THAT SURPRISED ME LOOK AT THAT THAT IS A REAL-LIFE CASTLE JUST PEERING OUT OVER THE BRIDGE. INCREDIBLE ♪ AS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S EARLIEST EXAMPLES OF GOTHIC REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE, INVERARAY WAS ALSO ONE OF THE FIRST GREAT ESTATES OF ITS KIND TO BE BUILT IN THIS REMOTE CORNER OF SCOTLAND THE TITLE OF DUKE OF ARGYLL WAS CREATED FOR THE CAMPBELL CHIEF IN 1701 IN THE MID-1700s, INVERARAY CASTLE WAS REBUILT ON ANCESTRAL LAND THAT THE CLAN HAD CALLED HOME SINCE THE 13th CENTURY AND THERE IT IS IN ALL ITS GLORY I MEAN, BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT THOSE TURRETS IT IS A PERFECT, PERFECT CASTLE NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES

I ARRIVE AT A PICTURE-BOOK CASTLE LIKE THIS, I STILL HALF EXPECT TO BE GREETED BY KNIGHTS ON HORSEBACK RESCUING A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS [BELL RINGS] BUT EVEN BETTER, TODAY I’M WELCOMED BY A DUKE AND DUCHESS Torquhil Campbell: HI, JULIE, WELCOME TO INVERARAY Julie: HI, THANK YOU Torquhil: VERY NICE TO SEE YOU COME ON IN Julie: THIS IS EXTRAORDINARY IT’S A WALKWAY Eleanor Campbell: WELL, IT WAS TO COVER YOU UP WHEN YOU ARRIVED IN YOUR CARRIAGE, SO IT WAS MADE FOR QUEEN VICTORIA SO, WHEN SHE ARRIVED, IT COULD’VE BEEN RAINING BECAUSE IT SOMETIMES RAINS IN ARGYLL IT’S DESIGNED BY THE SAME PERSON THAT DID PADDINGTON STATION, DIGBY WYATT, SO IT’S, UH, WE CALL IT PADDINGTON STATION Julie: THIS ORNATE ENTRANCE WAS BUILT IN 1871 TO HONOR THE WEDDING OF PRINCESS LOUISE, QUEEN VICTORIA’S FOURTH DAUGHTER, WHEN SHE MARRIED THE MARQUESS OF LORNE, THE FUTURE NINTH DUKE OF ARGYLL LOUISE, LIKE HER MOTHER, HELD A DEEP AFFECTION FOR SCOTLAND, AND IT CONTINUES WITH THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY TO THIS DAY ONE OF THE THINGS THAT STRUCK ME, THOUGH, IS THE COLOR OF THE STONE Torquhil: IT’S A BLUE-GREEN CHLORITIC SCHIST Eleanor: OBVIOUSLY Julie: OKAY, YES. BECAUSE Torquhil: BUT IT’S AMAZING SO IT’S ONE COLOR WHEN IT’S DRY, AND IT’S A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT COLOR WHEN IT’S WET BUT ANYWAY, LOOK COME INTO THE CASTLE Julie: CAN I JUST ASK, THAT MUST BE YOUR FAMILY TARTAN Eleanor: SO, THAT’S CAMPBELL TARTAN SO, WE ALL WEAR ANCIENT CAMPBELL AS A FAMILY Julie: RIGHT Eleanor: DIFFERENT TYPES OF CAMPBELLS THERE’S DIFFERENT SETS OF CAMPBELLS IN THE OLDEN DAYS, I THINK, IF YOU WORKED FOR AN ESTATE, YOU WORKED FOR THE DUKE OR THE CLAN CHIEF, YOU WOULD THEN WEAR HIS TARTAN, BUT NOW ACTUALLY EVERYONE WEARS THEIR OWN Julie: RIGHT CLAN, THAT’S THE BIT THAT– Eleanor: IT’S LIKE FAMILY, BUT IT’S A BIG, BIG TERM I MEAN, IT’S ALL YOUR KINSMEN Torquhil: IN THE OLD TIMES, IF YOU SOUGHT PROTECTION FROM THE CLAN CHIEF OR YOU FARMED ON HIS LAND OR IF YOU WORKED FOR HIM, YOU WOULD PROBABLY BE PART OF THE CLAN, SO THERE ARE, YOU KNOW, SORT OF 50 OR 60 DIFFERENT NAMES THAT COME UNDER THE BANNER OF CLAN CAMPBELL, THEY WOULD GIVE THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE CAMPBELL CHIEF Julie: SO, ARE YOU CONSIDERED THE CAMPBELL CHIEF? Torquhil: SO I AM, SO I AM, MY TITLE IS MacCAILEIN MOR, WHICH IS CHIEF OF CLAN CAMPBELL OR SON OF THE GREAT COLIN, AND I’M CHIEF OF CLAN CAMPBELL, AND WE ESTIMATE TODAY, THERE’S PROBABLY 13, 14 MILLION MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY AROUND THE WORLD Julie: 13 OR 14 MILLION MEMBERS OF THE CLAN CAMPBELL? MY GOODNESS, THAT’S A BIG CLAN Torquhil: IT’S A BIG FAMILY NAME. BIG FAMILY AND THERE’S A WHOLE BUNCH OF THE CLAN CAMPBELL SOCIETY DOING A TOUR OF THIS PART OF SCOTLAND AT THE MOMENT, SO THEY’RE ALL GOING TO BE THERE MARCHING WITH US TOMORROW, GIVING US THEIR SUPPORT Julie: OKAY, FANTASTIC Eleanor: TOMORROW IS OUR HIGHLAND GAMES DAY Julie: WOW! Torquhil: WELCOME TO THE ARMORY HALL AND THE CEILING HERE IS THE HIGHEST CEILING OF ANY HOUSE IN SCOTLAND, AND IT’S 21 METERS HIGH, SO BASICALLY THE GROUND FLOOR UP TO THE VERY, VERY TOP OF THE CASTLE Julie: OH, MY GOODNESS AND THAT IS YOUR COAT OF ARMS Torquhil: AND THAT IS OUR COAT OF ARMS AND ABOVE IT, OUR INITIALS– T FOR TORQUHIL AND E FOR ELEANOR Eleanor: SO, WE’VE GOT A BOAR’S HEAD AT THE TOP BECAUSE THAT’S THE CAMPBELL EMBLEM THAT’S OUR FAMILY ANIMAL AND THEN YOU’VE GOT A DUKE’S CORONET UNDERNEATH, SO A DUKE HAS STRAWBERRY LEAVES ON HIS CORONET Julie: YOU CAN TELL AN ARISTOCRAT’S RANK BY THE LOOK OF HIS CROWN, ALSO KNOWN AS A CORONET THESE ORNATE HEADPIECES ARE ONLY WORN ON ONE OCCASION, THE CORONATION OF A NEW MONARCH Announcer: SHE RECEIVES THE FEALTY OF THE ARCHBISHOP AND BISHOPS AND THEN THE HOMAGE OF THE PEERS Julie: ONE LOOK AT THE SYMBOLS ON THEIR CORONET CAN TELL YOU WHERE PEOPLE FALL IN THE ARISTOCRATIC PECKING ORDER BELOW THE MONARCH ARE THE DUKES THEIR CORONETS FEATURE EIGHT STRAWBERRY LEAVES THEN COME MARQUESSES THEY WEAR FOUR STRAWBERRY LEAVES AND FOUR SILVER BALLS, FOLLOWED BY THE EARLS, WITH EIGHT STRAWBERRY LEAVES AND EIGHT SILVER BALLS FOR THOSE BELOW, NO LEAVES, BUT A VISCOUNT, LIKE MY HUSBAND, 16 SILVER BALLS AND FINALLY, THE BARONS, WHO DISPLAY SIX SILVER BALLS ON THEIR CORONETS Eleanor: WE’RE TOP OF THE PILE FOR THE NON-ROYALS THERE WE ARE, SO THAT’S HOW WE GET [JULIE LAUGHS] SO, WE HAVE STRAWBERRY LEAVES, AND THEN WE’VE GOT OUR FAMILY MOTTO, WHICH IS NE OBLIVISCARIS MY PRONUNCIATION’S PROBABLY NOT PERFECT Julie: NO, I THOUGHT IT WAS EXCELLENT [LAUGHS] Eleanor: WHICH MEANS WE NEVER FORGET, DO NOT FORGET, SO WE’LL BASICALLY REMEMBER AND HOLD A GRUDGE AGAINST ANYONE ELSE WHO’S DONE SOMETHING AGAINST US Julie: DO NOT FORGET WE’LL KILL YOU THE DUKE HOLDS MANY, MANY TITLES AS WELL AS THE DUKE OF ARGYLL AND CHIEF OF CLAN CAMPBELL, HE’S ALSO THE MASTER OF THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD IN SCOTLAND, THE ADMIRAL OF THE WESTERN ISLES, EARL OF ARGYLL, EARL OF CAMPBELL AND COWALL, VISCOUNT OF LOCHOW AND GLENYLA, LORD OF INVERARAY, MULL, MORVERN, AND TIREE,

BARONET CAMPBELL, BARON SUNDRIDGE YOU HAVE A LOT OF TITLES, DON’T YOU? Torquhil: QUITE A FEW Julie: YEAH, YEAH, MANY THIS IS A FAMILY WHICH HAS BEEN AT THE HEART OF BRITISH HISTORY FOR CENTURIES WHEN THE THIRD DUKE BUILT THE CURRENT CASTLE, HE WANTED A DRAMATIC NEW COUNTRY HOUSE TO REFLECT THE RISING POWER AND MIGHT OF THE CAMPBELL FAMILY Torquhil: WE’VE GOT OVER 1,800 BITS OF ARMS AND ARMORY ON DISPLAY THROUGHOUT THE CASTLE Julie: THIS HUGE COLLECTION OF WEAPONS IS NOT ONLY FOR DECORATION MANY OF THESE BAYONETS, MUSKETS, AND SWORDS HAVE SEEN ACTIVE SERVICE, WITH THE EMPHASIS ON ACTIVE! Torquhil: THESE ARE HALBERDS SO, THESE ARE ALL 16th, 17th CENTURY THIS ONE HERE IS THE OLDEST ONE SO, YOU’D STAB A FEW PEOPLE WITH IT, AND, YOU KNOW, THERE WOULD BE SO MUCH BLOOD RUNNING DOWN THE HANDLES, YOUR HANDS WOULD SLIP Julie: OH, MY GOSH! Torquhil: SO, THEY PUT THE TASSEL UP HERE THAT WOULD SOAK UP THE BLOOD OF YOUR ENEMIES, BUT AFTER OBVIOUSLY YOU’VE KILLED A FEW, THE BLOOD WOULD THEN START RUNNING DOWN THE HANDLE Julie: YOU’RE SERIOUS? Torquhil: I’M VERY SERIOUS SO, THIS HAS GOT TO HAVE LOTS OF DNA FROM, YOU KNOW– Eleanor: IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO IT’S NOT WHAT WE DO NOW THIS WAS A LONG, LONG TIME AGO Torquhil: AND THEN THIS ONE HERE IS THE SORT OF FINAL VERSION SO, THEY GOT RID OF THE TASSELS, BUT THEY PUT STUDS ON IT, SO IT DIDN’T REALLY MATTER HOW WET YOUR HANDS GOT, YOU WOULD STILL BE ABLE TO GRIP IT Julie: IT’S JUST BRUTAL IT’S UNBELIEVABLE Torquhil: IT’S NASTY Eleanor: BUT THEY WERE BRUTAL PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE YOU JUST LIVED IN YOUR CLANS, AND THEN YOU’D ATTACK THE NEXT CLAN SO, THERE’S A CLAN CALLED THE SINCLAIRS SO, WE’RE VERY GOOD FRIENDS WITH THE SINCLAIRS NOW, BUT THE CAMPBELLS MURDERED SO MANY OF THEM, THEY COULD THEN CROSS THE RIVER WITHOUT GETTING THEIR FEET WET BECAUSE THEY’D JUST PACK THE RIVER UP WITH SINCLAIR BODIES, CROSS THE RIVER, NICE DRY FEET! Julie: THANKFULLY THOSE GRUESOME DAYS ARE LONG GONE, BUT TODAY THE CASTLE ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF VISITORS HAPPILY PAYING THE ADMISSION TO REVEL IN ALL THE GORY DETAILS OF THOSE GRISLY TIMES Torquhil: THE CASTLE WAS FIRST OPENED TO VISITORS IN 1953 BY MY GRANDFATHER Julie: HOW MAY TOURISTS DO YOU GET A YEAR? Torquhil: THIS YEAR, WE’RE PROBABLY 130,000 PEOPLE THROUGH Eleanor: IN THE SIX MONTHS WE’RE OPEN Torquhil: IN THE SIX MONTHS THAT WE’RE OPEN Julie: THAT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT Eleanor: IT’S SUCH A TOURIST DESTINATION NOW Julie: RIGHT Eleanor: AND IT’S WELL-KNOWN Julie: IN PEAK SEASON, AN ARMY OF 90 STAFF IS NEEDED TO KEEP BOTH THE CASTLE AND THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE SHIPSHAPE BUT THERE’S ONE JOB THAT NEEDS ALL HANDS ON DECK OUT OF SEASON Eleanor: SO, WE REPAINT IN HERE EVERY TWENTYISH YEARS IT’S SUCH A HUGE JOB Torquhil: WE DID IT THREE YEARS AGO WE HAVE TO TAKE EVERYTHING DOWN AND CLEAN IT, AND IT’S THE FIRST TIME THAT I’VE HAD THAT JOB, AND, YOU KNOW, I FOUND IT ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING BECAUSE YOU LEARN SO MUCH Julie: AND HOW LONG DID IT TAKE THEN? Eleanor: IT TOOK A WHOLE WINTER Torquhil: WE INSTALLED IN HERE 50 TONS OF SCAFFOLDING, AND WE PAINTED IT WITH 800 LITERS OF PAINT Eleanor: I CHOSE THIS COLOR, WHICH IS ALWAYS A BIT SCARY AS WELL, ISN’T IT? I’M CHOOSING 800 LITERS OF PAINT, AND IF I GET IT WRONG, IT’S A DISASTER, BUT THIS IS, IT’S TANG YELLOW, BUT YOU CAN SEE, SO, TORQUHIL’S MOTHER HAD A SORT OF BUTTERSCOTCH, BECAUSE THAT WAS MUCH MORE FASHIONABLE IN 1980-SOMETHING IT’S BEEN IN A POWDER BLUE, IT’S BEEN IN– WHICH IS EXTRAORDINARY BECAUSE FASHIONS CHANGE Julie: OF COURSE, OF COURSE IN THE LATE 18th CENTURY, THE FIFTH DUKE OF ARGYLL, KEEN TO IMPRESS HIS GUESTS WITH THE LATEST GEORGIAN FASHIONS, DECIDED TO REMODEL SOME OF THE CASTLE’S 80 ROOMS IN A MORE DECORATIVE STYLE Torquhil: SO, THIS IS THE STATE DINING ROOM Julie: I MEAN, IT’S INCREDIBLY ELABORATE Torquhil: IT WAS HAND-PAINTED BY TWO FRENCH ARTISTS WHO CAME OVER HERE AND LIVED HERE, AND THEY DID THIS STATEROOM AND THE STATEROOM NEXT DOOR YOU LOOK AT THE ROUNDELS THOSE ARE ACTUALLY PAINTED THEY’RE FLAT RELIEF, GREAT SKILLS Julie: INCREDIBLE SKILLS Torquhil: AND THE COLORS ARE STILL VERY VIBRANT Julie: THE MONTHS, I GUESS, TO CREATE A ROOM LIKE THIS, RIGHT? Eleanor: ALL HAND-PAINTED IT MUST’VE TAKEN FOREVER AND, IN FACT, THE MIRRORS ARE DESIGNED SO THE TABLE IS CENTRAL TO THE CHANDELIER, AND EVERYTHING WILL BE REFLECTED OVER AND OVER AGAIN THROUGH THE MIRRORS BECAUSE THEY’RE AT EITHER END OF THE ROOM Julie: IT’S JUST ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND FURNITURE Eleanor: ALL DESIGNED FOR THE ROOM WE’VE BARELY CHANGED THINGS EVERYTHING IS ORIGINAL AS IT WAS BUT NOT THE KNIVES AND FORKS [LAUGHS] Julie: DO YOU USE THIS ROOM EVER? Eleanor: YES, SO OUR ELDEST SON HAD HIS CONFIRMATION LAST MONTH, SO HE, HE WAS CONFIRMED IN THE TOWN, AND THEN WE HAD A BIG FAMILY DINNER WHERE THERE WERE 25 OF US WE SAT IN THIS ROOM AND USED IT AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN Julie: I LOVE THAT AND THE SHIPS ON THE TABLE Eleanor: SO, THEY’RE GERMAN, AND EACH ONE DOES SOMETHING SO, THE ONE OVER THERE HAS GOT A LITTLE SPOUT ON IT THAT WOULD HAVE POURED WINE SOME HAD FOOD YOU PUT SWEETMEATS INTO IT, AND YOU’D WHEEL THEM UP AND DOWN THE TABLE IT WAS A GIMMICK Julie: YOU’RE KIDDING ME! Torquhil: YOU’D TAKE THE TOP OFF AND THEN JUST SORT OF WHEEL THEM UP AND DOWN THE TABLE Eleanor: INSTEAD OF A CHINESE RESTAURANT

WHERE YOU TURN THE THING AROUND IN THE MIDDLE, THIS WAS YOUR SCOTTISH EQUIVALENT Julie: THE CHANDELIER, I’M TOTALLY DRAWN TO THAT THE CHANDELIER ORIGINAL AGAIN? Eleanor: YES, SO THAT’S WATERFORD CRYSTAL ORIGINAL TO THE ROOM, AND THEN I CLEAN IT EVERY FEW YEARS I TAKE EVERY SINGLE BIT DOWN I LINE IT ACROSS THE FLOOR I DO. I DO I LINE IT ACROSS THE FLOOR, ALL NUMBERED WITH BITS OF PAPER, AND IF THE WIND BLOWS, I’LL CRY Julie: OH, MY Eleanor: AND THEN I CLEAN EACH BIT AND THEN HOOK IT BACK IN AGAIN AND YOU CAN SEE, IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU CAN SEE WHERE EACH DUCHESS THROUGH THE YEARS, WE PUT IT BACK TOGETHER WITH A BIT OF BLU TACK, BITS OF FISHING WIRE YOU CAN SEE EACH, YOU KNOW, EACH GENERATION’S HAD ANOTHER GO AT PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN Julie: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU, THOUGH, TO CLEAN THAT? Eleanor: IT TAKES A FULL DAY TO CLEAN THAT Julie: I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO SAY SOMETHING LONGER, THOUGH Eleanor: NO, BUT WE HAVE THREE CHANDELIERS, SO IT TAKES THREE WHOLE DAYS AND IT DOES MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE YOU HANG IT BACK UP, IT’S EXQUISITE Torquhil: I’M GONNA TAKE YOU THROUGH TO OUR PRIVATE SIDE OF THE CASTLE Julie: OH THAT’S VERY KIND OF YOU I SEE IT NOW. “PRIVATE.” Torquhil: PRIVATE Eleanor: BUT YOU CAN COME [LAUGHS] ♪ Julie: INVERARAY CASTLE HAS CERTAINLY WITNESSED A FAIR SHARE OF LIFE-THREATENING DRAMA HAVING SEEN OFF THE BLOODY CLAN WARS, IT’S ALSO SURVIVED NOT ONE BUT TWO DEVASTATING FIRES THE FIRST, IN 1877, WOULD HAVE DESTROYED THE CASTLE IF NOT FOR A RECENTLY INSTALLED NEWFANGLED INVENTION– FIRE EXTINGUISHERS A NEWSPAPER REPORT FROM THE TIME QUOTES THE THEN DUKE PRAISING THE FIRE EXTINCTEURS FOR HELPING STOP THE FIRE FROM SPREADING TO MANY MORE ROOMS A SECOND FIRE STRUCK IN 1975 WHEN THE DUKE WAS A BOY IRONICALLY, HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE AWAY IN THE VILLAGE WATCHING A FIREWORKS DISPLAY WHEN THEY SAW THAT THE CASTLE WAS ON FIRE, EVERYONE RAN TO HELP GET PAINTINGS AND FURNITURE OUT WHILE THE FIRE BRIGADE POURED WATER INTO THE INFERNO SOME PRICELESS TREASURES WERE LOST TO THE FLAMES, BUT A LOT WERE SAVED IT WOULD BE YEARS UNTIL THE CASTLE WAS FULLY HABITABLE AGAIN THE DUCHESS LEADS ME TO THE ATTIC, WHERE MANY OF THE FAMILY’S ART AND TREASURES WERE STORED BEFORE THE FIRE Eleanor: SO, THIS Julie: OH, MY GOSH Eleanor: YES, THIS IS WHAT WAS LEFT OVER FROM THE FIRE YOU KNOW, THE ATTIC WAS DESTROYED, BUT OBVIOUSLY IT’S BEEN REPAIRED Julie: RIGHT Eleanor: AND IT’S NOT BURNT ANYMORE, BUT THIS IS BASICALLY WHAT WAS LEFT BUT IT’S A WRECK, AND IT WOULD COST A FORTUNE TO MAKE BETTER, BUT IT IS DRY NOW BUT YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE CASTLE LOOKS LIKE DOWN TO THE BARE BRICKS WATCH YOUR HEAD Julie: THIS LADDER JUST LEADS UP Eleanor: THAT LEADS UP INTO THE POINTY BIT OF THE TURRET BECAUSE THERE WILL BE A TERRIBLE DAMP PROBLEM UP THERE SOMEWHERE, WHICH SOMEONE’S FIXING Julie: THERE’S ALWAYS– THE LIST NEVER GOES AWAY Eleanor: THE LIST NEVER GOES AWAY Julie: THE LIST IS THERE FOREVER AFTER THE FIRE OF 1975, THE DAMAGE TO THE CASTLE WAS SO DEVASTATING THAT IT ALMOST SPELLED THE END OF THE CAMPBELLS’ RESIDENCY HERE TO STAY OUT OF THE WAY DURING THE LONG REPAIR PERIOD, AND TO SAVE MONEY, THE FAMILY MOVED INTO THE BASEMENT Torquhil: DOWN INTO THE BOWELS OF THE CASTLE Eleanor: IT’S A LOT LESS SMART THIS WAY GET BACK TO REAL LIFE [LAUGHS] Julie: HOW MUCH OF THE CASTLE WAS DESTROYED IN THAT FIRE? Torquhil: WELL, THE FIRE TOOK OFF THE WHOLE OF THE TOP FLOOR, BUT THE DAMAGE WAS REALLY PREDOMINANTLY THE WATER AND THIS WAS JUST ALL FLOODED IT WAS JUST SORT OF A SWIMMING POOL AT THE BOTTOM Julie: WHAT WAS IT THAT CAUSED THE FIRE? Torquhil: IT’S DIFFICULT TO SAY, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT WAS PROBABLY WIRING THE WIRING WAS VERY, VERY OLD, AND IT STARTED ACTUALLY TWO FLOORS ABOVE HERE IN WHAT WAS ACTUALLY WAS MY MOTHER’S DRESSING ROOM STRAIGHT AFTER THE FIRE, YOU KNOW, WE ALL OBVIOUSLY HAD TO MOVE OUT, BUT WHEN WE MOVED BACK IN PROBABLY ABOUT THREE YEARS LATER, YOU KNOW, THE ROOF STILL HADN’T BEEN COMPLETED AND THE WORK UPSTAIRS HADN’T BEEN COMPLETED, SO WE ACTUALLY LIVED AS A FAMILY DOWN HERE IN THE BASEMENT Julie: AND DO YOU HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF THAT? Torquhil: WELL, THERE ARE A FEW BITS AND PIECES THAT ARE LEFT BEHIND Julie: DID THEY EVER THINK THAT IT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN SAVED? Eleanor: WELL, THERE WAS NO MONEY AS WELL, SO TORQUHIL’S FATHER THEN THOUGHT, “DO I BOTHER ACTUALLY TRYING TO SAVE IT? DO I JUST LEAVE IT AS A RUIN, GO AND LIVE IN A NICE SMALL HOUSE WITH INSURANCE MONEY WITH HEATING AND WINDOWS THAT SHUT, OR DO I ACTUALLY TRY AGAIN?” SO, HE WAS AMAZING HE WENT AROUND AMERICA, WENT ROUND THE CLAN CAMPBELL SOCIETIES, HE WENT ACROSS THE WORLD, SAYING “THIS IS OUR ANCESTRY CAN YOU HELP?” BECAUSE IT WASN’T INSURED PROPERLY NOTHING COVERED Torquhil: WELL, IT WAS PARTIALLY COVERED, BUT THERE WAS A BIG SHORTFALL Julie: THE COMPLETE RESTORATION OF THE BUILDING WAS ESTIMATED AT SOME £850,000 IN 1975, WHICH IS THE EQUIVALENT OF JUST OVER £7 MILLION TODAY, SO THE CURRENT DUKE’S FATHER HAD TO BE INVENTIVE

IN HOW HE RAISED THE FUNDS Torquhil: YOU COULD COME ALONG AND BUY A SLATE FOR THE ROOF, AND YOU COULD SCRATCH YOUR NAME ON THE INSIDE OF THE SLATE, AND YOU’D PAY £5, WHATEVER IT WAS FOR A SLATE Julie: THAT’S BRILLIANT Torquhil: SO, YEAH, SO WE LIVED, WE LIVED, WE LIVED IN ALL OF THESE CORRIDORS THIS PARTICULAR ROOM IN HERE NOW IS THE WATER TANK FOR THE CASTLE, BUT THIS USED TO ACTUALLY BE OUR BATHROOM, AND THOSE CURTAINS ARE THE SAME CURTAINS THAT WERE THERE WHEN WE HAD IT AS A BATHROOM! Eleanor: TORQUHIL’S MUM WAS VERY HANDY, SO SHE’S AMAZING SHE’S AMAZING AT SEWING, TAPESTRY, EVERYTHING, SO SHE, I GUESS, THOUGHT, “I’VE GOT TO LIVE DOWN HERE, I’LL MAKE SOME CURTAINS.” Torquhil: BUT, YOU KNOW, THEN THIS WAS A LOO MY MOTHER PAINTED IT IN CAMPBELL COLORS, SO WE NEVER ACTUALLY GOT RID OF IT Julie: NO, IT’S HISTORIC NOW Torquhil: YEAH THIS WAS A SITTING ROOM Eleanor: WITH LOVELY CURTAINS MADE BY GRANNY Julie: BUT DO YOU VIVIDLY REMEMBER Torquhil: I DO, YEAH Eleanor: YOU MUST’VE BEEN TEN PLUS Torquhil: YEAH. YOU KNOW, IT WAS A BOMB SITE Julie: YEAH DID YOU LOSE A LOT OF YOUR FAMILY HISTORY IN THE FIRE? Torquhil: I’M SURE THERE MUST HAVE BEEN A LOT OF ARCHIVES AND DOCUMENTS THAT WERE LOST AT THE TIME, BUT ACTUALLY THE ARCHIVES USED TO BE ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE CASTLE, AND THERE WERE BIG LIBRARIES UP THERE Julie: BUT AFTER ALMOST LOSING EVERYTHING IN THE LAST BLAZE, THE CURRENT DUKE WAS ADVISED THAT KEEPING PRECIOUS DOCUMENTS ON THE TOP FLOOR WAS A NO-GO HE HAD TO FIND ANOTHER SOLUTION TO HOUSING THE UNIQUE ARCHIVES COVERING 800 YEARS OF FAMILY HISTORY Torquhil: THEY WERE QUITE HAPPY FOR OUR CHILDREN TO LIVE UP THERE BECAUSE THEY CAN GET AWAY! SO, ONE OF THE BIG PROJECTS THAT WE HAD WAS TO CREATE THIS NEW AMAZING ARCHIVE OVER AT THE ESTATE OFFICE, AND THAT’S ONE OF MY LEGACY PROJECTS PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD CAN COME AND FIND OUT, YOU KNOW, WHERE THEIR ANCESTORS WERE FARM TENANTS OR CROFTERS AND HOW MUCH RENT THEY PAID AND HOW MUCH, YOU KNOW, STOCK THAT THEY KEPT Julie: THAT’S A LOVELY LEGACY COULD I VISIT THE ARCHIVES? Torquhil: YOU MOST CERTAINLY CAN IT’S ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING, GREAT COLLECTION OF STUFF Julie: THE ARCHIVES AT INVERARAY CASTLE ARE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN BRITAIN THEY CONTAIN DOCUMENTS DATING BACK TO THE 13th CENTURY HELLO Alison Diamond: OH, HELLO Julie: ARCHIVIST ALISON DIAMOND AND A TEAM OF 12 VOLUNTEERS WORK FLAT OUT TO CATALOG THIS VAST COLLECTION HOUSED IN THE ESTATE’S CONVERTED OLD POULTRY HOUSE Alison: SO, THIS IS THE ARCHIVE THIS IS THE STORE THAT THE CURRENT DUKE CONVERTED BACK IN 2007 Julie: THIS COLLECTION IS PACKED WITH ENOUGH HIGH DRAMA AND POLITICAL MANEUVERINGS TO MAKE SHAKESPEARE GASP IT’S A NATIONAL TREASURE AND PERHAPS THE MOST PRECIOUS ARE THE DOCUMENTS THAT SURVIVED THE FIRE Alison: THIS IS THE ONE I WANTED TO SHOW YOU, WHICH HAS SOME PAGES THAT HAVE ENDED UP STUCK TOGETHER Julie: OH, MY GOODNESS Alison: YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE WATER HAS GONE DOWN THE MIDDLE AND THIS NEWSPAPER CUTTING IS, IS STUCK ONTO THE PAGE IT WASN’T DAMAGED BY THE FIRE ITSELF, BUT BY THE WATER THAT THEY BROUGHT IN TO PUT THE FIRE OUT THIS IS LORD LORNE’S DIARY HE WAS THE NINTH DUKE, THE ONE WHO MARRIED PRINCESS LOUISE HE WOULD HAVE DONE THIS WHEN HE WAS A BOY SO, THEY WOULD’VE BEEN TAUGHT HE WOULD’VE HAD LESSONS IN PAINTING Julie: CAN I TURN THE PAGE THERE? AM I OH, NO, NOT THAT ONE Alison: DON’T PULL IT APART JUST HAVE TO KEEP GOING UNTIL WE GET TO ONE THAT’S LOOSE THAT’S STUCK IN THERE AS WELL BUT THEN HE GOES ON A CONTINENTAL TOUR IN 1858, NOT THAT WE CAN SEE EXACTLY WHERE HE WENT Julie: “THIS MORNING AT ANTWERP, WE WENT TO THE PICTURE OF THE CRUCIFIXION BY RUBENS IN THE CATHEDRAL.” YOU CAN’T TELL WHAT ELSE IS IN THIS DIARY Alison: NO, YOU CAN’T READY IT PROPERLY SO, AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE, I’M GOING TO GET FUNDING, AND THEN WE’LL TAKE IT TO THE CONSERVATOR, AND THE WORK IS VERY DETAILED AND VERY SPECIFIC THE CONSERVATOR WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO GET IT WET AGAIN, BUT THEN HE CAN DRY IT IN A PARTICULAR WAY AND SEPARATE THE PAGES Julie: I SEE SO, TO CONSERVE IT WILL COST A LOT OF MONEY Alison: ONE SHEET OF PAPER CAN COST £100, DEPENDING ON THE DAMAGE THAT’S BEEN DONE TO IT A VOLUME WHERE THE SPINE NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED, WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE REBOUND, THAT CAN COST £2,500 Julie: WHAT? Alison: IT’S JUST A REALLY EXPENSIVE BUSINESS Julie: SO, SOMETHING LIKE THIS, YOU JUST PUT IT ON THE LIST UNTIL YOU CAN GET THE FUNDING FOR IT? DO YOU HAVE A HUGE LIST? Alison: IT IS QUITE LONG, YES Julie: WELL, THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME THIS, I MEAN, A REAL TREAT TO BE ABLE TO SEE THIS AND TO SEE WHAT TORQUHIL HAS DONE HERE TO KEEP HISTORY AND THE ARCHIVES ALIVE ♪ IT’S TIME FOR SOME FRESH AIR AND A CHANGE OF SCENE THE VAST 50,000-ACRE ESTATE NEEDS A SMALL ARMY TO PUT THE LAND TO GOOD USE, SO THE DUKE RENTS PARCELS OF IT TO OVER 200 FARMERS I’M HEADING OUT TO MEET BRIAN WALKER, WHO FARMS A 2,500-ACRE SLICE OF ARGYLL LAND

THAT’S MORE THAN THE ENTIRE MAPPERTON ESTATE ♪ [MOOING] HI Brian Walker: HI, HOW ARE YOU DOING? Julie: YOU MUST BE BRIAN Brian: YEAH, RIGHT Julie: JULIE SO, THIS IS YOUR FARM Brian: YES, WE’VE GOT ABOUT TWO AND A HALF THOUSAND ACRES, WHICH SOUNDS A LOT RIGHT ENOUGH, BUT IT’S MOSTLY BOG AND SCRUB, QUITE POOR QUALITY GROUND IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD YOU’RE DEALING WITH RUGGED LAND Julie: BRIAN’S NOT TOO WORRIED ABOUT THE ROUGH TERRAIN HE HAS A VERY SPECIAL DUTY– TO PROVIDE THE VISITORS TO INVERARAY WITH A REAL-LIFE PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Brian: OUR TENANCY AGREEMENT, WHICH IS QUITE PARTICULAR TO OUR SETUP, WHEREBY WE KEEP A SMALL FOLD OF HIGHLAND COWS, WHICH ARE KEPT PURELY TO PUT DOWN TO THE CASTLE FOR THE TOURISTS TO LOOK AT Julie: OH, REALLY? Brian: AND THAT’S JUST WHERE I WAS ABOUT TO HEAD AT THE MOMENT, AND WE CAN TAKE A BAG OF FEED DOWN IF YOU’D LIKE TO GO DOWN AND HAVE A BETTER LOOK AT THEM Julie: DEFINITELY AND I CAN FEED THEM AS WELL? Brian: YEP, WE CAN DO THAT WE’LL JUST GRAB A BAG OF FEED, AND THEN WE CAN GO DOWN Julie: LIKE THE HIGHLAND STAG, THE POINTY-HORNED HIGHLAND COW IS SYNONYMOUS WITH SCOTLAND THEY THRIVE IN THE HARSH MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, AND THEY ALL HAVE RED HAIR, RIGHT? Brian: MOST PEOPLE SEE THEM AS THE RED HIGHLANDER, BUT BLACK WAS THE ORIGINAL COLOR OF THE HIGHLAND COWS IN THE OLD DAYS ON THE WEST COAST, BUT THIS IS SLIGHTLY UNIQUE IN HAVING A SMALL FOLD OF TOTALLY BLACK ONES Julie: RIGHT. LOOK AT THAT ONE HE’S JUST STARING AT ME LOOKING AT THE SIZE OF THOSE HORNS, I’M GLAD I’M NOT WEARING BRIGHT RED! Brian: THERE’S NO BADNESS IN IT IT’S JUST BECAUSE THERE’S SOMEBODY STRANGE COMING INTO THE FIELD THEY’RE WAITING TO SEE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN Julie: OKAY LOOK AT THEM THEY’RE WAITING. DO THEY KNOW? Brian: YEAH, THEY KNOW THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY DON’T NORMALLY GET Julie: RIGHT OH, MY GOSH Brian: IF YOU WANTED TO PUT SOME ON THE GROUND THERE, THEY WILL EAT IT LIKE Julie: SO, DO I THROW IT OUT OR NO? Brian: NO, JUST PUT IT IN SMALL PILES ON THE GROUND, AND THEY WILL EAT IT Julie: HE’S COMING FOR MY BUCKET Brian: NO, SHE’S JUST SMELLING THE FEED THERE Julie: HERE YOU GO Brian: THEY’RE ALL RIGHT Julie: THEY’RE VERY SWEET HERE YOU GO OH, MY GOSH OKAY. HI HERE YOU GO. IT’S GOOD SMALL LITTLE PILES THERE YOU GO. EAT YOUR FOOD OKAY Brian: THESE COWS ARE USED TO PEOPLE BEING AROUND THEM LIKE YOU’RE QUITE SAFE OUT HERE LIKE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’VE GOT A BUCKET OF FEED YOU’RE THEIR BEST PAL FOR TODAY Julie: THEY JUST WANT THEIR FOOD, THAT’S IT Brian: THAT’S IT. YEAH [MOO] YEAH, SHE’S TALKING TO THE CALF LIKE, YEAH Julie: OH, I LOVE THIS, I JUST LOVE THIS SO, THESE CALVES, WILL THEY THEN TURN BLACK, DARK? Brian: YES, THEY WILL GROW UP LOOKING LIKE THEIR PARENTS LIKE, YEAH Julie: THAT WAS A TRULY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE [BAGPIPES PLAYING] AS I MAKE MY WAY BACK TO THE CASTLE, INVERARAY’S GEARING UP FOR ITS ANNUAL HIGHLAND GAMES LOTS OF TENTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE OVER 100 HIGHLAND GAMES ARE HELD ACROSS SCOTLAND EACH YEAR, A TRADITION STRETCHING BACK NEARLY 1,000 YEARS I CAN’T WAIT TO TRY MY HAND AT SOME HIGHLAND GAMING MAPPERTON ATTRACTS ONLY A FRACTION OF INVERARAY’S ANNUAL 130,000 VISITORS Eleanor: WOULD YOU LIKE A CUP OF TEA? Julie: YEAH, I’D LOVE A CUP OF TEA Eleanor: WOULD YOU LIKE THE DUCHESS MUG? Julie: YES, PLEASE CAN I HAVE THAT? I’M KEEN TO HEAR WHAT IT’S LIKE TO SHARE YOUR HOME WITH SO MANY PAYING VISITORS THERE THEY ALL ARE, WITH THEIR CAMERAS THEY ARE ALL TAKING PICTURES DO YOU EVER, DOES IT, IT JUST BECOMES THE NORM, RIGHT? HERE YOU ARE IN YOUR KITCHEN BEING IN THIS KITCHEN NOW DOESN’T FEEL LIKE I’M IN A CASTLE I FEEL LIKE I’M JUST IN YOUR HOME, WHICH I AM, BUT THEY’RE TAKING PICTURES OF US WE’RE DEFINITELY PHOTOBOMBING IT, YEAH Eleanor: SO, TODAY WE KNOW WE HAVE A CRUISE SHIP COMING IN FROM GLASGOW, SO WE HAVE FIVE COACHLOADS OF PEOPLE COMING IN Julie: A LOT OF VISITORS ARE ABOUT TO COME INTO YOUR HOME DOES THAT GET A BIT WEIRD? Eleanor: ACTUALLY, IT’S REALLY NICE. THEY’RE NICE PEOPLE THEY’VE COME TO HAVE A LOVELY DAY OUT AND THANKS TO THEM, I’VE GOT A ROOF ABOVE ME Julie: YES Eleanor: …SO YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT IT THAT WAY AND ALSO IF YOU’RE COMING TO SCOTLAND, WE’RE, YOU KNOW, WE’RE A SCOTTISH-LOOKING CASTLE I THINK IF YOU’RE IMAGINING WHAT A SCOTTISH CASTLE LOOKS LIKE Julie: THIS IS IT IT’S SUCH AN INSPIRING ATTITUDE I GUESS WHEN YOU’RE RELYING ON PAYING VISITORS TO MAKE UP NEARLY 40 PERCENT OF THE ESTATE’S INCOME, IT’S THE REALISTIC ATTITUDE TO TAKE Eleanor: BUT ON THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER, WE DO OPEN THE DOOR TO THE HALL AND THINK, “AH, THIS IS QUITE NICE TO HAVE IT BACK AGAIN.” Julie: I CAN HEAR Eleanor: THERE IS A TOUR GOING ON Julie: YEAH Eleanor: YEAH Julie: JUST LITERALLY THROUGH– Eleanor: THROUGH THERE, SO THAT IS THE STATE DINING ROOM, BUT THE DOOR IS LOCKED TODAY BECAUSE IT’S, IT’S A TOURIST VENUE TODAY Julie: SO, YOU REALLY HAVE, BECAUSE THIS FEELS VERY HOMELY

Eleanor: YOU COULDN’T LIVE HERE, UNLESS YOU HAD A HOME BIT, TOO, BECAUSE I’VE GOT CHILDREN THEY NEED TO DO THEIR HOMEWORK AND PRACTICE THEIR BAGPIPES Julie: RIGHT Eleanor: I’VE GOT TO SHOUT AT THEM QUIETLY TO EAT VEGETABLES YOU KNOW, YOU’VE STILL GOT AN EVERYDAY EXISTENCE I MEAN, POTTY TRAINING THEM AND WHATEVER IT IS AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU’RE A MOTHER WITH CHILDREN AND RUNNING YOUR OWN LIFE YOU’D GO MAD, I THINK, IF YOU COULDN’T JUST SHUT THE DOOR AND COME BACK THROUGH Julie: BUT GREAT ESTATES HAVE TO PAY THEIR WAY, SO WHEN FILM OR TV COME KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR, YOU JUMP AT THE CHANCE TO INCREASE YOUR PROFILE IN 2012, INVERARAY BECAME DUNEAGLE CASTLE WHEN IT OPENED ITS DOORS TO THE CAST OF DOWNTON ABBEY Eleanor: WE DIDN’T REALLY HAVE AN AMERICAN MARKET, AND THANKS TO DOWNTON ABBEY, WE HAVE A HUGE AMERICAN MARKET NOW Julie: REALLY? Eleanor: IT’S BEEN BRILLIANT FOR US Julie: IT WAS THE DOWNTON ABBEY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, WASN’T IT? Eleanor: IT WAS A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL WHEN LADY MARY HAD A BABY, AND IT WAS ONE OF THOSE ONES Julie: IT WAS THE BIG ONE Eleanor: IT WAS THE BIG ONE, SO IT WAS BRILLIANT Julie: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE SINCE YOU’VE TAKEN OVER TO REALLY MAKE THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE, YOU KNOW, ONE THAT’S JUST ONE THEY’LL NEVER FORGET? Eleanor: I HAVE WRITTEN A GUIDE BOOK, AND THEN I’VE EVOLVED IT OVER 17 YEARS BECAUSE I THINK TASTES HAVE CHANGED PEOPLE NOW WANT TO IMAGINE HOW THEY WOULD HAVE SAT AT THE DINING ROOM TABLE IT’S NOT JUST A MUSEUM THING NOW I’VE PUT CARDS IN ALL THE ROOMS I’VE PUT QUIRKY FACTS LIKE, OH, DID YOU KNOW THAT THE DUKE HATED HAVING COLD GRAVY SO HE DESIGNED AN ARGYLL GRAVY JUG? HOPEFULLY THAT CAPTURES THE IMAGINATION OF THE TOURISTS Julie: YES, I LOVE THAT SO, YOU’RE REALLY GIVING, LIKE, SPECIAL TOUCHES AND LITTLE, I GUESS, GLIMPSES OF HISTORY THAT YOU OTHERWISE WOULDN’T GET FROM A HISTORY BOOK Eleanor: WELL, I THINK SO, AND I THINK BECAUSE I DIDN’T GROW UP IN THIS WORLD– I GREW UP IN A TERRACED HOUSE IN LONDON– YOU THEN COME IN HERE AND THINK, “OH, MY GOODNESS!” YOU KNOW, WITH FRESH EYES, YOU CAN SAY, “MY GOODNESS, THIS IS AMAZING.” Julie: THE FAMILY OPENS A SELECTION OF THE GRANDEST ROOMS FOR VISITORS Eleanor: THERE’S DINING ROOMS, AND THERE’S TAPESTRY ROOMS AND GHOST ROOMS Julie: YOU HAVE A GHOST ROOM? Eleanor: WE HAVE A GHOST ROOM, THE MacARTHUR ROOM I’LL TAKE YOU UP THERE IF YOU LIKE Julie: I’D LOVE IT CAN I SEE IT? Eleanor: YEAH Julie: NO HISTORIC HOME IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A GHOST, AND THE BIGGER THE HOUSE, THE SPOOKIER ITS SPIRIT COUNT THE DUCHESS LEADS ME INTO WHAT’S SAID TO BE THE MOST HAUNTED ROOM OF THEM ALL, HOME TO THE GHOST OF A MURDERED BOY [THUNDER] Eleanor: AND THIS IS THE MacARTHUR ROOM THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE WILL COME IN AND THEY’LL STOP BECAUSE IT FEELS SO STRANGE Julie: WELL, IT’S FUNNY I FEEL ALMOST LIKE A BIT OF A DENSER FEELING DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? Eleanor: YES AND A BIT CHILLY IT’S A BIT CHILLIER IN HERE Julie: YES Eleanor: YOU CAN JUST FEEL COLD ON YOU FROM SOMEWHERE Julie: YEAH, YEAH I AM QUITE, I AM QUITE COLD, AND LIKE HEAVY Eleanor: WELL, USUALLY PEOPLE COME IN AND GO, “OOH, I REALLY DON’T LIKE THIS ROOM THERE’S A FUNNY FEELING.” IT’S A WEIRD ROOM Julie: I CAN FEEL IT Eleanor: WE HAVE FIVE GHOSTS IN THE CASTLE WE HAVE A PIPER WE HAVE A GREY LADY EVERYONE HAS A GREY LADY WE HAVE A CHILD THAT’S COVERED IN BLOOD Julie: OOH, OOH! Eleanor: WE HAVE A LAUNDRY MAID DOWN IN THE OLD KITCHEN TEA ROOM LADIES COME IN IN THE MORNING TO GET THE TEA ROOM READY FOR THE DAY, AND THEY SEE HER, AND SHE STANDS IN A POOL OF WATER AND LAUGHING HER HEAD OFF [LAUGHTER] BUT THIS IS THE MOST HAUNTED ROOM IN THE CASTLE, NAMED AFTER THE MacARTHUR BED Julie: IN 1644, THE EARL OF ARGYLL HEARD HE WAS GOING TO BE MURDERED BY THE DUKE OF MONTROSE, SO HE ESCAPED, BUT HIS IRISH HARPIST, WHO WAS JUST A YOUNG BOY, STAYED TO FACE THE MUSIC Eleanor: THE MONTROSES ARRIVED THEY KILLED THE HARPIST, AND THEY HUNG, DREW, AND QUARTERED HIM, AND THEY HUNG HIM OUT OF THE WINDOW Julie: NO! Eleanor: YES. SO, NOW EVERY TIME A DUKE IS ABOUT TO DIE, APPARENTLY YOU CAN HEAR HARP MUSIC COMING FROM THIS ROOM Julie: OH, MY GOSH! [HARP FLOURISH] Eleanor: SO, THIS BED WAS IN THE OLD CASTLE, SO THIS IS WHERE ALL THIS GRUESOME HAPPENING Julie: SO, DOES ANYBODY EVER SLEEP IN HERE OR EVER TRY TO SLEEP IN HERE? Eleanor: WHEN WE HAVE TOO MANY PEOPLE STAYING, WE DO PUT PEOPLE HERE NOW I’VE TOLD YOU, I COULD NEVER PUT YOU IN THAT BED, BUT BEFORE I TOLD YOU, I COULD SAY, “COME INTO OUR LOVELY SPARE ROOM.” Julie: HAVE YOU SEEN ANY OF THE GHOSTS? Eleanor: NO, BUT PEOPLE HAVE AND THERE’S A CHAIR OUT IN THE HALL THAT TOURISTS SEE THE SAME PERSON OVER AND OVER AGAIN THEY GO, “OH, MY GOODNESS, THERE WAS A LADY SITTING OUT THERE.” AND IT’S THE SAME LADY I CAN’T SEE HER SHE SITS LITERALLY AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS IN A TAPESTRY CHAIR Julie: THE PAINTINGS, ARE THEY ALL ARGYLLS? Eleanor: THEY’RE ALL ARGYLLS AND RELATIONS OF ARGYLLS MY FATHER-IN-LAW LOATHED THIS PICTURE HE THOUGHT IT WAS PARTICULARLY DISGUSTING BUT WHEN MY FATHER-IN-LAW DIED, APPARENTLY IT FELL OFF THE WALL THE HEAD GUIDE SAID HE CAME IN HERE, AND THEN THE MOMENT MY FATHER-IN-LAW DIED, AND HE DIED IN HOSPITAL IN LONDON, THAT FELL OFF THE WALL AND NEIL IAN SAID, “I KNEW THAT THE DUKE WAS DEAD.” Julie: SO, THIS IS REALLY HAUNTED? Eleanor: YEAH Julie: I COULD NEVER SLEEP IN HERE ♪ GHOSTS OR NOT, UNTIL THE CURRENT DUKE AND DUCHESS MOVED INTO THE CASTLE,

ALL OF INVERARAY’S BEDROOMS WERE ON THE CHILLY SIDE LIKE SO MANY HISTORIC HOUSES, THERE WAS NO CENTRAL HEATING AND ALTHOUGH IT’S AN HONOR TO BE A TENANT OF A HISTORIC HOME, TRUST ME, A WOOL SWEATER IS OFTEN YOUR BEST FRIEND HERE AT INVERARAY, THE THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF FOREST ON THE ARGYLL ESTATE PROVIDES THE DUKE WITH A RATHER NIFTY, AFFORDABLE SOLUTION– A BIOMASS BOILER Torquhil: YOU KNOW, I INHERITED THE CASTLE AND THE ESTATE WHEN MY FATHER DIED IN 2002, AND, YOU KNOW, WE DECIDED THAT WE WANTED TO DO A BIG RENOVATION PROJECT Julie: RIGHT Torquhil: AND A CRUCIAL PART OF THAT WAS GOING TO BE THE CENTRAL HEATING BECAUSE WE HAD NONE Julie: YOU DIDN’T EVEN HAVE RADIATORS? YOU DIDN’T HAVE OIL OR ANYTHING? Torquhil: NOT EVEN ONE RADIATOR Julie: OH, MY GOODNESS Torquhil: SO, THIS WAS A BIG STEP CHANGE WE PUT IN, YOU KNOW, ABOUT 120 RADIATORS THE IDEA WAS ALWAYS THAT WE WOULD USE THE CHIP FROM THE ESTATE BECAUSE WE’VE GOT LOTS OF FORESTRY HERE, SO WE WERE, YOU KNOW, GOING TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT Julie: CAN I HAVE A LOOK IN JUST TO SEE? Torquhil: WE’LL GO AND HAVE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE BOILERS DO YOU WANT TO HAVE A LITTLE PEEK INSIDE? Julie: WOW, DOES IT JUST HEAT THE CASTLE, OR DOES IT HEAT OTHER HOMES ON THE ESTATE? Torquhil: NO, AT THE MOMENT, WE JUST DO THE CASTLE SO, IT HEATS 124 RADIATORS AND PRODUCES ENOUGH HOT WATER TO RUN 12 2-METER BATHS SIMULTANEOUSLY Julie: FANTASTIC Torquhil: AND A COUPLE OF POWER SHOWERS Julie: OKAY, YEAH Torquhil: WHEREAS IN MY PARENTS’ TIME, YOU WOULD GET, I DON’T KNOW, SORT OF 15 CENTIMETERS OF HOT WATER IN ONE BATH! Julie: EXACTLY, EXACTLY, WHILE YOU’RE WEARING YOUR HAT! YES Torquhil: OKAY, WE’LL GO AND HAVE A LOOK AT THE CHIP AND THE DRYING FLOORS Julie: BECAUSE NEWLY CHIPPED WOOD IS TOO WET TO BURN EFFICIENTLY, AN ENORMOUS FAN TAKES THE HEAT FROM THE BOILERS AND BLOWS IT INTO THE DRYING CONTAINERS Torquhil: AND IT COMES UP UNDERNEATH THE FLOOR, AND IT TAKES THE MOISTURE OUT OF THE CHIP Julie: OKAY THIS IS IMPRESSIVE! Torquhil: SO, THAT’S ALL BEEN THROUGH THE DRYER Julie: YEAH, IT’S NICE AND WARM Torquhil: IT’S NICE AND WARM, AND THE MOISTURE CONTENT WILL HAVE GONE FROM SORT OF 55 PERCENT DOWN TO 25 PERCENT Julie: SO, HOW MANY TREES ARE YOU HARVESTING? Torquhil: WE DON’T ACTUALLY HARVEST TREES TO PUT INTO THE BOILER Julie: OKAY Torquhil: WHEN A TREE IS HARVESTED, USUALLY WE CUT INTO PROBABLY ABOUT A 35, 40-YEAR-OLD SITKA SPRUCE Julie: RIGHT Torquhil: AND THE BOTTOM TWO-THIRDS OF THE TREE ARE QUITE VALUABLE THE TOP ONE-THIRD, WHICH IS SORT OF THAT SORT OF DIAMETER, IS NOT VERY VALUABLE AT ALL, SO WE COULD SEND IT AWAY AND GET VERY LOW RETURN, OR WE CAN USE IT HERE AND CREATE ADDED VALUE BY TURNING IT INTO WOOD CHIP, BIOMASS, WHICH OBVIOUSLY IS USED FOR HEATING Julie: IT’S A BRILLIANT, VERY ECO-FRIENDLY SOLUTION, AND ONE THAT WE, TOO, HAVE EMBRACED AT MAPPERTON, THOUGH OUR BOILER IS RATHER DINKY COMPARED TO THIS COLOSSUS! WHAT A SYSTEM. I’D LIKE TO CHOP DOWN ONE OF YOUR TREES Torquhil: WELL, I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO GO AND CHOP A TREE, AND YOU’LL KNOW THAT IT’S BEEN PUT TO GOOD USE, BACK INTO CHIP, MAKING LOTS OF HOT WATER TO KEEP US ALL HAPPY Julie: OKAY, BRILLIANT WITH LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF TREES HERE, IT’S VITAL TO KNOW WHICH ARE AND WHICH AREN’T OKAY TO CHOP DOWN FORESTRY MANAGER DENIS COY IS A MAN WHO CAN SEE THE WOOD FROM THE TREES HOW WONDERFUL TO COME OUT TO WORK HERE EVERY DAY I MEAN, LOOK AT THIS LANDSCAPE SO, HOW DOES IT ALL WORK? Denis Coy: I IDENTIFY THE TREES AND MARK IT WITH PAINT, AND THEN THE GUYS COME IN AND DO THE ACTUAL FELLING Julie: RIGHT Denis: THE GUYS ARE HOOKING UP SOME OF THE SAFETY EQUIPMENT SO THAT WE CAN FELL THIS TREE SAFELY DOWN IN THE AREA THAT WE WANT TO Julie: OKAY Denis: THIS PARTICULAR ONE, WE DON’T WANT TO DAMAGE THE ONES BESIDE IT, SO WE’RE DOING A WINCH-ASSISTED FELLING Julie: SO, DOES THAT MEAN IT HAS TO GO IN A CERTAIN DIRECTION? Denis: IT WILL GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION THAT WE WANT IT TO GO Julie: RIGHT, SO IT DOESN’T DAMAGE Denis: THE OTHER TREES AROUND IT Julie: IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN HELP OUT WITH? I LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IF I CAN Marcus Van-Stone: WELL, MARTIN’S IS ON THE CHAINSAW Julie: OKAY, I WON’T DO THAT Marcus: I’LL BE ON THE WINCH YOU CAN ASSIST WITH THAT Julie: EXCELLENT TUG OF WAR, THIS TREE HAS NO CHANCE Marcus: IT’S JUST A ROPE, AND ALL YOU DO IS PULL JUST ONE STEADY PULL ALL THE WAY, AND THAT’S YOU ON FULL POWER Julie: OKAY, GREAT Marcus: RELEASE Julie: OKAY, TREE, YOUR CLAN CHIEF’S BATHTUB NEEDS YOU Marcus: OKAY Julie: OKAY, NOW WHAT? Marcus: OKAY, YOU CAN START TO PULL JUST NICE AND GENTLY NOW YEAH, THAT’LL DO. PERFECT Julie: IS THAT GOOD? Marcus: YEAH, THAT’S GOOD Julie: OH, MY GOSH! OH, MY! Marcus: PERFECT YOU CAN LET GO. EXCELLENT Julie: THAT WAS INCREDIBLE IT MADE SO MUCH MORE LIGHT Marcus: IT JUST SHOWS YOU WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO ACTUALLY CREATE AS WELL

Julie: RIGHT, I MEAN, I’M A BIT SAD THERE’S A PART OF ME DON’T YOU EVER? Denis: BUT THE TREE WAS ACTUALLY DAMAGED, IF YOU LOOK AT THE SIDE, SO IT’S ACTUALLY THE RIGHT TREE TO TAKE Julie: OKAY, ALL RIGHT, GOOD, THAT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER [LAUGHS] [BAGPIPES PLAYING] WITH THE AIR VIBRATING WITH THE SOUND OF BAGPIPES, IT CAN ONLY MEAN ONE THING– IT’S THE DAY OF THE HIGHLAND GAMES! TODAY, THE DUKE’S SON AND HEIR, ARCHIE, THE MARQUESS OF LORNE, WILL BE LEARNING THE ROPES FROM HIS FATHER, JUST AS HE DID FROM HIS FATHER AS HOST OF THESE ANCIENT SCOTTISH GAMES, THE DUKE CARRIES A HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY TO GET EVERY TRADITIONAL DETAIL JUST RIGHT AND ONE TRADITION OFFERS PROTECTION FROM TINY BITING BUGS KNOWN AS MIDGES Torquhil: THIS IS BOG MYRTLE THIS IS A NATURAL MIDGE REPELLENT Julie: RIGHT, AND THIS WAS IN YOUR Torquhil: SO THAT’S IN THE COAT OF ARMS AND IF YOU JUST TAKE A LITTLE, TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF LEAF IN YOUR FINGER AND SQUASH IT, AND THEN THERE’S THE MOST AMAZING SMELL TO IT Julie: OH, MY GOSH, YEAH! Torquhil: I WEAR THIS IN MY BONNET, AND I WEAR THREE EAGLE FEATHERS, GOLDEN EAGLE FEATHERS, WHICH DESIGNATES ME AS A CLAN CHIEF, AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE BOAR’S HEAD, WHICH IS THE CAMPBELL Julie: YEAH, IT’S ALL MAKING SENSE Eleanor: CAMPBELL TARTAN Torquhil: THE CAMPBELL TARTAN Julie: AND I HAVE TO SAY YOUR BONNET LOOKS VERY WELL WORN Torquhil: YEP, THIS USED TO BE MY FATHER’S AND IT WAS PROBABLY A COUPLE OF GENERATIONS BEFORE THAT AS WELL, SO Julie: YOU ALL LOOK VERY SMART I MEAN, I TRIED TO PLAY A LITTLE BIT A PART, SO THIS IS MY, I HAVE TO TELL YOU, IT’S VERY WORN THIS IS THE LINDSAY CLAN EVEN THOUGH I’M TECHNICALLY NOT A LINDSAY, MY FATHER-IN-LAW’S MOTHER WAS A LINDSAY, AND SO HE HAS ASKED ME TO WEAR THIS TODAY Torquhil: A LITTLE BIT OF TARTAN FOR EVERYBODY Eleanor: IT’S VERY NICE, AND IT’S NOT NEW LIKE THE BONNET, WHICH IS GOOD Torquhil: SO, WE’RE GOING TO WALK DOWN TO THE TOWN AND WE’RE GOING TO GET READY FOR THE MARCH, HAVE A LITTLE DRAM WHEN WE’RE DOWN THERE Julie: THE DUCHESS WILL MEET US LATER AT THE GAMES THE REST OF US HEAD DOWN TO THE TOWN, WHERE EVERYONE IS GATHERING FOR THE PARADE Torquhil: HELLO. HOW ARE YOU? Julie: THERE ARE CLAN CAMPBELL DESCENDANTS ALL OVER THE WORLD, OVER 10 MILLION OF THEM JUST IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY A GROUP OF CAMPBELLS FROM GERMANY IS HERE FOR THE FESTIVITIES TO KICK THINGS OFF, THE DUKE INTRODUCES ME TO A PROUD SCOTTISH CUSTOM SO, THIS IS TRADITIONAL TO HAVE– Torquhil: YEAH, SO YOU GOT TO, A LITTLE BIT OF, NO LESS, CLAN CAMPBELL SCOTCH WHISKY Julie: I WOULDN’T EXPECT ANYTHING LESS Torquhil: AND, YEAH, IT’S A LITTLE BIT TO GET YOU GOING IN THE MORNING Julie: CAN I JUST ASK HOW YOU DRINK IT? IS LIKE A SHOT, OR DO YOU SIP IT? Torquhil: WELL, NO, I WOULD DO IT DOWN IN A ONER SLAINTE MHATH Julie: IS THAT WHAT I SAY? Torquhil: SLAINTE MHATH Julie: SLAINTE MHATH Torquhil: CHEERS IN GAELIC Julie: OKAY, OH, DEAR IN THE HIGHLANDS, IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY FOR A SLUG OF NEAT WHISKY OR, AS THE LOCALS PREFER TO CALL IT, A WEE DRAM IT’S GOOD IT’S DEFINITELY WARMED ME UP I HONESTLY, IF I HAVE MORE, I WON’T BE ABLE TO MARCH Man: THAT’S FINE Julie: THAT’S FINE? Torquhil: THIS SIDE OF THE DRUM? OKAY Julie: THE DUKE POSES FOR A PICTURE WITH THE BAND OF THE ROYAL MARINES Man: THANK YOU VERY MUCH Torquhil: BRILLIANT THANK YOU VERY MUCH Julie: AND THEN TAKES HIS PLACE IN THE PARADE I GOTTA SAY, IT’S PRETTY COOL TO MARCH WITH THE CHIEF OF CLAN CAMPBELL ♪ Torquhil: STEP FORWARD LIKE ME Julie: OKAY, I’M DEFINITELY TRYING TO KEEP TIME ♪ I’M TRYING TO KEEP TIME WITH YOU Torquhil: YOU’RE ALL ON YOUR OWN WHY DON’T YOU SQUEEZE UP IN BETWEEN US? ♪ IT’S ALWAYS GOOD WHEN THE SUN SHINES IN THE BEGINNING IT’S GOOD BECAUSE EVERYONE COMES OUT AND GOES TO THE GAMES IF IT RAINS A LITTLE BIT LATER IT’S NOT SO BAD THE GAMES HERE, WE HAVE THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CABER TOSSING EVENT ONLY HAPPENS IN ONE PLACE, AND THAT’S HERE Julie: OH, WOW! Emcee: SO, THE INVERARAY AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND MAKE THEIR WAY ALONG THE GAMES FIELD HERE TO NOW TAKE THE SALUTE FROM THE DUKE OF ARGYLL ♪ ♪ Julie: WITH RESPECTS PAID, THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF COMPETITION CAN BEGIN Torquhil: THERE’S LOTS OF DIFFERENT HEAVY EVENTS, SO THEY’RE DOING THE SORT OF SHOT PUT AT THE MOMENT Julie: RIGHT Torquhil: AND THEY DO THE HAMMER YOU CAN SEE THEM ALL WITH THEIR NETS THROWING HUGE, GREAT BIG THINGS ROUND AND ABOUT [APPLAUSE] Julie: THE HIGHLAND GAMES BEGAN AS A WAY FOR CHIEFTAINS TO CHOOSE THE MOST ABLE SOLDIERS,

BUT BETWEEN ALL THE BATTLING, THE CLANS NEEDED ENTERTAINING, SO ALONG WITH BRUTE STRENGTH, THEY ADDED COMPETITIONS FOR MUSIC AND DANCING, TOO Torquhil: AND WE’VE GOT HIGHLAND DANCING Julie: I WANT TO WATCH THAT Torquhil: THERE’S LOTS OF DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS Julie: AND THEY PICK A WINNER BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE JUDGES, RIGHT? Eleanor: IT’S VERY SERIOUS AND THE STANDARD IS REALLY, REALLY GOOD HERE SO, OUR PIPING STANDARD IS AMAZING HERE Julie: WELL, I LOVE THE PIPING Torquhil: THERE’S A BIT OF SOMETHING TAKING PLACE ALL OF THE TIME, REALLY Julie: RIGHT THE CONSTANT SOUNDTRACK OF BAGPIPES ISN’T JUST FOR ENTERTAINMENT THE PIPERS ARE ALSO COMPETING Torquhil: AND THEN THE SORT OF FINALE IS TOSSING THE CABER Julie: HAVE YOU TOSSED A CABER BEFORE? Torquhil: I’VE TOSSED A LITTLE ONE ♪ Julie: ALL THIS ACTIVITY CAN BUILD UP AN APPETITE, AND THERE’S PLENTY OF LOCAL PRODUCE ON OFFER Eleanor: SO, WOULD YOU LIKE TO START OFF WITH A BIT OF OYSTERS FROM LOCH FYNE? Julie: DO YOU KNOW, I’VE NEVER HAD AN OYSTER BEFORE? Eleanor: RIGHT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY ONE? Julie: THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT YOU…RIGHT? OKAY Eleanor: OR WOULD YOU RATHER JUST HAVE– WE’LL HAVE A LOOK ANYWAY Julie: WE’LL HAVE A LOOK I MEAN, I THINK, I THINK IF I’M GOING TO TRY AN OYSTER, I SHOULD TRY IT IN SCOTLAND Virginia Sumsion: MAYBE THE HARDEST THING ABOUT AN OYSTER IS GETTING INTO IT, BECAUSE THEY’RE LIVE AT THIS MOMENT Julie: THEY’RE STILL ALIVE RIGHT NOW. OKAY Eleanor: VIRGINIA, WHEN DID THAT COME OUT OF THE WATER? Virginia: SO, YESTERDAY THESE WOULD HAVE COME OUT THE WATER Julie: I’M A BIT NERVOUS I CAN’T BELIEVE IT Virginia: DO YOU LIKE SEAFOOD? Julie: I DO LIKE SEAFOOD Virginia: YOU’LL BE FINE Julie: OKAY. OKAY Virginia: PUT THE WHOLE THING IN SO IT DOESN’T DRIBBLE ALL OVER YOU AND THEN ONCE IT’S IN YOUR MOUTH, GIVE IT A COUPLE OF CHEWS SO, THERE’S THIS KIND OF MYTH GOES ROUND ABOUT PEOPLE JUST CHUCKING THEM STRAIGHT DOWN, WHICH IS POINTLESS BECAUSE THEN YOU DON’T TASTE ANYTHING Julie: OKAY Virginia: GIVE IT A GO REMEMBER, BIG MOUTH Julie: BIG MOUTH NO PROBLEM FOR ME OKAY. HERE IT GOES ALL RIGHT ONE, TWO, THREE IT’S REALLY GOOD IT’S REALLY GOOD THANK YOU. MY FIRST OYSTER Eleanor: THANK YOU VERY MUCH Julie: DONE Virginia: GOOD Julie: LIKE MOST OF THE GAMES, CABER TOSSING HAS ROOTS IN A LONG-AGO PRACTICE IT’S SAID THAT DURING BATTLE, TROOPS WOULD OFTEN NEED TO CROSS ICY STREAMS THE CABER, MEANING RAFTER OR BEAM, WOULD BE TOSSED ACROSS TO MAKE A BRIDGE FOR THE TROOPS THAT’S WHY THEY’RE TESTED FOR ACCURACY, NOT DISTANCE [APPLAUSE] I JUST HAVE TO GIVE THIS A GO I MEAN, COME ON, HOW COULD I NOT? AND I DO HAVE STEPHEN KING, A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION, AS MY COACH! THIS IS LIKE A SCOTTISH TRADITION, IS THAT RIGHT? Stephen King: YES Julie: CAN I TRY TO PICK IT UP? Stephen: YOU CAN TRY AND PICK IT UP Julie: OKAY YOU’RE PUSHING IT DOWN Stephen: I’M NOT PUSHING IT DOWN Julie: OKAY. OKAY. HOLD ON OKAY, HOLD ON OH, MY GOD [GRUNTING] Stephen: IT’S HEAVY Julie: OH, MY GOD Stephen: CLEAR HEAVY, YEAH? WE’VE GOT THIS ONE FOR YOU Julie: THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT! THERE’S QUITE A CROWD WATCHING, SO THIS BEGINNER’S BEAM WILL DO JUST FINE Stephen: LEGS APART Julie: YEAH Stephen: CABER ON THE SHOULDER HANDS TOGETHER AND YOU GO RIGHT DOWN THE BOTTOM GRAB UP AND UNDER YOU LET IT GO FORWARD, AND YOU TOSS IT END OVER END, AND IT’S JUDGED ON HOW STRAIGHT YOU GET IT Julie: OKAY. ALL RIGHT SO, I’M GOING TO GO WIDE Stephen: MM-HMM, AND LOW Julie: OKAY OKAY, AND I’M GOING TO PICK IT UP Stephen: UNDERNEATH Julie: THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP OKAY. FORWARD Stephen: LEAN MORE FORWARD Julie: OH, YEAH, I GOT TO BALANCE THIS? Stephen: YES Julie: OOH! Stephen: YOU GOT IT? LET IT GO FORWARD LET IT GO FORWARD [SCATTERED APPLAUSE] Julie: THEY DON’T LOOK VERY IMPRESSED! WAS THAT CLOSE? Stephen: NO [LAUGHS] Julie: I FAILED THAT IS NOT EVEN STRAIGHT I DIDN’T FLIP IT IT’S AT A HORRIBLE ANGLE HAVE YOU EVER VOMITED DOING THIS BECAUSE I NO? NO? Stephen: THERE’S A BIGGER ONE THAN THAT Julie: WHAT? Stephen: THERE’S A BIGGER ONE THAN THAT Julie: OH, MY GOSH UM, MAYBE NEXT TIME, STEPHEN! I’M HAPPY BEING A SPECTATOR AGAIN, THANKS AND THESE SCOTTISH DANCERS SURE HAVE A SPRING IN THEIR STEP ♪ ONCE ALL THE RESULTS ARE IN, THE DUCHESS IS ON HAND TO PRESENT THE PRIZES TO THE WINNERS Eleanor: WELL DONE YOU GOT A MASSIVE CHEER WELL DONE. YOU’RE BRILLIANT Julie: IT’S WONDERFUL TO SEE THESE ANCIENT CUSTOMS CONTINUING, GENERATION AFTER GENERATION EVERYONE I’VE MET TODAY, YOUNG AND OLD,

ARE CELEBRATING THEIR TRADITIONS, KEEPING THEM ALIVE NOT JUST FOR THE TOURISTS, BUT FOR THEMSELVES, AND THAT’S A JOY TO SEE BEFORE I HEAD HOME, THERE’S ONE VIEW OF THE CASTLE THAT THE DUCHESS HAS TOLD ME I MUST SEE, SO AFTER A QUICK CHANGE AND A BIT OF A HIKE, I REACH THE TOP OF LOCALLY KNOWN DUN NA CUAICHE, WHERE YOU LOOK DOWN ON THE CASTLE AND BEYOND ALL THE WAY OUT ACROSS LOCH FYNE TO THE WESTERN ISLES WHAT A MAGICAL SETTING FOR A FAIRYTALE CASTLE TO BE IN HATS OFF TO THE DUCHESS AND, OF COURSE, THE DUKE TO BE ABLE TO CREATE THIS INTIMATE, WARM FAMILY LIFE WITHIN A CASTLE THAT IS VISITED BY 130,000 PEOPLE A YEAR HERE YOU ARE IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, SO I’M GOING TO TAKE ONE LAST MOMENT SITTING HERE, AND I’M JUST GONNA TAKE IT ALL IN ♪