Pluscarden Abbey is planning a major construction project, the new South Range building. The work includes accommodation for women on retreat, a new refectory and kitchen for all the resident guests and for public lectures and presentations, a new monastic library of over 40,000 books available to the general public, workshops and a service area.
The project will see the rebuilding of the medieval monastery’s south range in a style in harmony with the rest of the abbey, i.e. with slate roof, stone walls and carved masonry details. It will enable guests and visitors to enjoy the unique environment while preserving the peace and seclusion necessary for the monastic life, and it will make the monastic library available to the public.
The new South Range building will cost £5 million. Find out more about supporting the building at the project website.