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Support for Boleskine House restoration received from Historic Environment Team of the Highland Council

We are delighted to announce that the Historic Environment Team of the Highland Council have supported the plans for our conservation-led approach to the rebuild of Boleskine House’s outer shell.

Commenting on the proposals publicly, they said:

“The proposal is to reinstate the external envelope of Boleskine House, a fire-damaged Listed Building that is at considerable risk of being lost. Council policy supports the renovation and re-use of vacant, derelict and At Risk listed buildings. In this case, the proposal seeks a faithful, conservation-led restoration of the building, based on historical research, with a small number of sensitive alterations.

The proposal satisfies the relevant statutory tests in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 and accords with Policy 57 of the HwLDP. As such, in conservation terms, the proposal can be supported.”

Proposals filed with the Highland Council are for a conservation led restoration of the Listed Building back to its form during the ownership period of the Fraser of Lovat clan. The style will be that of a traditional Georgian “hunting lodge” while also altering some of the more modern alterations made in the last century which are less in keeping with the listed structure.

Work for the consolidation and support of the existing external openings of the Georgian enfilade started this week with help of the conservation team of Harper and Allan Masonry Ltd.

We would like to thank the conservation accredited design team of LDN Architects for their help with the plans this far.

Once rebuilt it is intended the house will be open for visits by the public for heritage tours, to promote the heritage of the house and the ethos of the conservation of listed buildings.