Fort Augustus Abbey closed to the public in 1998 after more than one hundred years as a Benedictine Community. This is the latter part of that story.

Fort Augustus Abbey on Loch Ness (No longer open. See INTRODUCTION page.)

GROUPS AND CONFERENCES (No longer open. See INTRODUCTION page.)

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This is an historical section. The abbey no longer provides these facilities. Please read the Introduction page first.

The Abbey was the perfect location for a conference of up to 100 people (some religious conferences of up to 200 could even be hosted if the Church was used as a conference room). The abbey had accommodation for 51 in the main building, 19 in the lodge and overspill could have been accommodated in the village, thus helping the wider community.

There were a number of conference rooms which could be laid out in classroom, boardroom or theatre style. Other rooms could be used for workshops.

The Abbot's Table Restaurant could cater for 100 in a sitting. By special arrangement the monks' refectory could also be used taking the total capacity to 200 or even more if a number of sittings were utilised.

In 1997 the conference team was headed by Mairi MacIver, Assistant General Manager, and comprised Liz Ferguson (Catering Manager), Kate Garrad (Reception Manager) and Kathryn Gardner (House Manager). Father Paul Bonnici, as Guestmaster, represented the monastic community.

The Abbey was available to be hired for exclusive use for only £600 per day including the 51 beds in the main building. Catering was extra to this and ranged from £14 per person per day for breakfast, coffee, lunch, tea and dinner in 1998.

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