A New Phase In the Restoration of Boleskine House Begins With Installation of a New Roof
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INVERNESS, SCOTLAND — 13 September 2021 — The Boleskine House Foundation SCIO, a registered Scottish charity that aims to restore and preserve the historical legacy and heritage of the Boleskine House estate, today launched its “Raise the Roof” fundraising campaign, to seek public financial support for a new roof for the historic Scottish manor. This will be the first time in six years that a roof has covered the house, marking a new phase in the multi-year restoration project.
The roof will cost a total of £250,000, of which £25,000 will be funded by “Raise the Roof” campaign activities, such as:
- GoFundMe campaign
- “Raise the Roof” merchandise
- Virtual events
- Monthly flash fundraisers
- Thanksgiving Day of Giving (USA and Canada)
- More to be announced for 2022
The remainder is expected to be funded by private donations and heritage grants for which the charity has applied. The campaign will be active through Spring 2022.
“A new roof on Boleskine House is an enormous milestone for us,” said Keith Readdy, Chair of The Boleskine House Foundation. “We will be one step closer to making the site safer for visitors. It also allows us to start hosting community-centered educational and recreational events, which we are excited to plan. And we will save the Category B listed building from further deterioration.”
Boleskine has contracted with local builder HEIM in Ardersier to install the roof, which is expected to be completed by Christmas 2021. Once completed, the roof will make the house interior wind and water tight, preventing further damage over the long winter.
“We are delighted to have the chance to leave our mark on this important and unique heritage project,” said Uwe Brandstatter of HEIM. “With Boleskine House being one of the oldest buildings on Loch Ness side, this project stands out in our experience of building work in the Highlands. It will be a real pleasure to use our traditional carpentry skills and techniques in the restoration of this beautiful and historic building using local highland timber, milled here on the farm by GM Forestry.”
Members of the public who are interested in supporting Boleskine’s campaign to “Raise the Roof” can make a donation at www.boleskinehouse.org/raise-the-roof.
The Boleskine House Foundation
The Boleskine House Foundation SCIO is a Scottish Registered charity whose mission is to restore and preserve the historical legacy and heritage of the Boleskine House estate for the greater benefit of the public. In addition to our conservation-led approach to sympathetically restore Boleskine House, we aim to educate the public on the heritage of the house and lands, to welcome the enjoyment of its structure and surrounding gardens, and to facilitate learning, growth and well-being. For more information, please visit www.boleskinehouse.org.