• News,  Planning,  press

    Statement 7 November 2020

    The Boleskine House Foundation SCIO is a registered charity with the OSCR with number SC049568. Its aims are educational and according to its constitution include: (a) The restoration and preservation of the Boleskine House estate; and (b) To advance the education of the public in the subject of local Scottish history, with particular emphasis on the Boleskine House estate. It has come to our attention from recent press that an organisation based outside of the local area has claimed that we intend to reinstate Boleskine House as a “pilgrimage site for satanists.” The trustees of the Boleskine House Foundation would like the public to know that these reported allegations are…

  • News,  Planning

    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…

  • Accounts,  News

    Charity Accounts filed and Independent Examination undertaken

    Under statutory requirements, the accounts of Scottish charities must be externally scrutinised by someone who is independent of the charity. This person reviews the charity’s accounts and produces a report, attached to the charity’s accounts submitted to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. These reports highlight any issues to the OSCR should any arise. External scrutiny is an important component of the overall regulation of charities in Scotland, a scheme designed to ensure transparency and public accountability by registered charities. Earlier in the year we appointed a professional independent examiner who is based in Scotland to work with the charity to meet the regulatory rules. The appointed examiner has access to…

  • News,  Quick Facts

    A reminder about our purpose and constitution

    The Boleskine House Foundation SCIO is a Scottish charitable organisation, and operates independently of any other organisation. Its aims are educational in nature and as stated in our constitution our purposes include: (a) The restoration and preservation of the Boleskine House estate; and (b) To advance the education of the public in the subject of local Scottish history, with particular emphasis on the Boleskine House estate. This history includes a rich collection of personages that define the estate’s past ownership, and so by “education of the public in history” we include all branches of its history: political history, religious history, and even rock and roll history. It is our belief…