Although many people have always lived in the area mostly in scattered farmhouses, it was felt that this community needed a focus, not least in order to attract more tradesmen and estate workers. The village of Braco was created out of land originally owned by James Masterton of Braco Castle Estate. On 27th May 1815, several people rushed to the castle in order to acquire the best plots and, over the succeeding months and years, the village began to grow.
Two hundred years later, Braco and the surrounding communities are still going strong, although it has undergone a considerable transformation. However, those first inhabitants of our village would still recognise many of the buildings lived and worked in today. In marking the passing of two centuries, we would like to find out more about what has gone before. And to celebrate what it means to live here now.
On this blog, you can find out what’s happening here in 2015, delve deeper into the history of Braco and Greenloaning, and add your own comments and information to help make this a truly memorable year.