HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 cc185-6
13. Mr. Spence

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what use he proposes to make of Gordon Castle, Fochabers.

Mr. Westwood

Gordon Castle is part of the Gordon Estate which is administered by the Commissioners of Crown Lands and has been occupied by the War Department during the war, but has now become surplus to their requirements. Its future use is being investigated by the Commissioners and my Departments and I will advise the hon. Member of the outcome as soon as possible.

Mr. Spence

Will the Secretary of State bear in mind the possibility of setting up a school of forestry at Gordon Castle, in view of the need for foresters, and in view of the suitable position in which Gordon Castle is placed in Scotland?

Mr. Westwood

That is an idea to which I will give serious and immediate attention.