Despite the lockdown in the United Kingdom, chairman Keith Readdy and his wife Kyra were able to self-isolate in the Boleskine Gate Lodge and continue to clear out the house in late March. Once the rooms were cleared, the remainder of the house was then cleared as well.
We would like to express great thanks to our continued support from our members. Your contributions have enabled us to continue paying for waste removal from the structure, which amounted to nearly 80,000 kilograms of debris in the space of just a month. That is about 10, eight-tonne skips, with each one costing approximately £418.00 (yes they are that expensive in the Highlands). Nevertheless, we could not do this without you!
Following clearance, we hope to begin interior and exterior work on the structure itself, removing old plastering and rendering so that our appointed stone masons can go to work as soon as it is safe to do so.
Stay tuned for pictures, videos and more that show all the progress we have made on the members area of the website!
We are delighted to see that our clearance has made the news with the Inverness Courier. We also had the pleasure of inviting the Press and Journal to site for photographs for an upcoming article. Be sure to stay tuned to the local Inverness news on this.