Young Iron Age Warrior Charges in to Support Moat Brae


A young Iron Age warrior has joined our campaign to raise the final £1.5 million needed to create a national centre for children’s literature and storytelling at Moat Brae – where Peter Pan began. Moniaive-based author Susan Palmer-Jones has been so inspired by the project that she is donating the proceeds from her new children’s […]


Just £1.5m More to Make the Dream Come True

JL in the Garden of Moat Brae House. Pic by Graham Robertson

This week Joanna Lumley launched our Digital Appeal for the final £1.5m needed to create Scotland’s own National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling at Moat Brae House, where Peter Pan began. With £4 million already secured the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust is well on the way to its £5.5m goal, which would, allow […]


We revive J M Barrie’s ‘lost’ first play

Scottish Youth Theatre Rehearsal

This week (26th June 2015) saw J M Barrie’s “lost” first play, Bandelero the Bandit, return to the stage for the first time since the 1877.

It was written and staged when he was a schoolboy at Dumfries Academy – but later vanished, with Barrie claiming “No page of it remains”.


Moat Brae inspiration for two new books

Sixteen String Jack and the Garden of Adventure

The magic of Moat Brae is that it still inspires wonderful books for children.

In May the Georgian townhouse witnessed the launch of Sixteen String Jack and The Garden of Adventure, written by Tom Pow and illustrated by Ian Andrew.