The present owner, the 8th Earl of Mansfield succeeded his father in 1971.
He didn't pop round for a mug of tea, probably more likely taking part in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which happened to be at the same time as Potfest Scotland. Maybe the same reason that it was very 'quiet' with not many visitors this year.
There were a few die hard potaholics and a few visitors ventured out in the cold to escape the seemingly endless TV coverage, of pageants, concerts and general Jubilee chit chat.
Anyway it's nearly mid summer and the weather is bound to get better and Laura at last can cast aside her winter woolies and bask in the sunshine with crowds flocking to buy pots.
|Scones own Jubilee show off|