The Kelburn Castle, originally built in the 13th century and then remodeled in the 16th century, is one of the oldest castles in Scotland and has been occupied by the family for a long period of time.
Recently, the Earl of Glasgow was informed that the concrete facings were in a terrible state and would have to be redone to save the stone underneath.
The Earl’s children had a brain wave of how to attract the public to the castle, by having huge images painted on the castle, in order to raise funds for the renovation.
They got hold of four Brazilian graffiti artists for the project, who were allowed to stay in the castle for a month, in order to collaborate on the big venture.
Because of the fact that the concrete would have to be removed at a later stage, the graffiti did not pose as a problem for the castle renovation.