Carnegie Club Blog
Posted: 19 April 2018
The new issue of Skibo magazine is out now. Copies have been sent to our members and friends of the club across the world, and a digital edition is available to view online and download from our website. As Peter Crome, Chairman of The Carnegie Club, notes, this year’s magazine “not only shares some of Skibo’s secrets, its history and people, but also introduces you to a range of interesting subjects that have some form of connection with the estate.” Read on to discover the range of features in the new issue…
In ‘Secret Garden’, Skibo’s resident archivist Dr Victoria Connor delves into the fantasy and function of walled gardens in a feature beautifully illustrated by Ryn Frank.
For ‘Ready, Reset, Go’ Georgie Lane-Godfrey speaks to fitness specialist Harry Jameson and performance nutritionist James Collins about their bespoke wellness programmes for hectic lifestyles.
Nick Smith reveals that feasting is about so much more than simply eating and drinking and that it’s the communion of people that makes such occasions so special in ‘Food Glorious Food’.
In ‘Free Range’, David Green champions the diverse capabilities of Land Rover vehicles and uncovers what makes them the motor of choice for everything from estate work to luxury transportation.
Jeremy Ellwood reveals that the allure of Skibo’s spectacular Clubhouse lies in its sophisticated design, relaxed ambiance and inclusive atmosphere in ‘In the Club’.
Skibo’s special relationship with wine merchant Justerini & Brooks is based on a shared ethos, writes its buying director Giles Burke-Gaffney in ‘A Fruitful Alliance’, while Jemima Wilson discovers that innovative materials and techniques are making outerwear warmer, tougher, lighter and more stylish in ‘Functional Fashion’.
In ‘Hydrate and Glow’, Gemma Billington finds out more about the bespoke Carol Joy London treatments – exclusive to the Skibo Spa – that will leave you radiant, rejuvenated and revitalised.
Camilla Swift discovers that Skibo is home to an abundance of wildlife, from ospreys to otters, in ‘Take Flight’.
Lucy Frith learns about the exciting activities on offer to children at Skibo such as trampolining, tennis, pony trekking and quad biking in ‘Welcome to the Fun House’.
In ‘Meet the Maker’ the story behind the steel osprey at the Clubhouse is revealed by Gemma Billington as she speaks with local sculptor James Ritchie.
With five of Scotland’s most spectacular ancient forests within a two-hour drive of Skibo, Gemma Latham discovers the mythical magic of these native woodlands and why they deserve to be protected in ‘The Enchanted Wood’.
Jane Fulcher meets the people working their magic on the estate to ensure the Skibo experience is truly spectacular each and every time in ‘Characters of the Castle’.
As the new Caledonian Sleeper trains prepare for their introduction later this year, Theresa Harold discovers an evocative way to travel in ‘Changing Track’.
The connection between Dippy the Diplodocus, Britain’s most famous dinosaur, and Skibo is explored by Gemma Latham in ‘A Legendary Tail’, and Skibo archivist Dr Victoria Connor discovers the story behind the stained-glass window in the castle's Great Hall in 'A Colourful History'.
The 2018 edition of Skibo magazine is available online now.
As 11 August marks 100 years since the death of Andrew Carnegie, we reflect on his legacy and reveal Andrew's last message to his wife Louise, recently discovered in the Skibo Castle records.
The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle is delighted to host ‘Shelf Obsession’, an exhibition of internationally renowned digital printmaker Phil Shaw’s work.