Removal of Dangerous Buildings Notice on Boleskine House

On 7 January 2016 Boleskine House was given a Dangerous Buildings Notice pursuant to the powers granted to the Highland Council under the Building (Scotland) Act 2003. The reason for this was because of how unsafe the structure had become after the first fire a few weeks prior. On 22 July 2020 we applied to

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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

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Scaffolding erected to Boleskine House

We have now erected a scaffold around the entire perimeter of Boleskine House, enabling works to be planned for the consolidation of the stone wall head. A team of scaffolders from local firm Northscaff Ltd have worked for several weeks to design and then build the scaffold on site. This comes at considerable cost, but

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Chimney works at Boleskine House complete

After a number of detailed discussions with the Highland Council in relation to the standing chimney in the ‘drawing room’, we have now completed the works to preserve this part of the building. After erecting a structural scaffold around the chimney and gable, we then appointed masons from Harper and Allan Masonry Ltd to work

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Render removed from Boleskine House

Following the grant of listed building consent under application reference 20/01665/LBC, we have now completed the removal of all of the concrete render from the building. Our professionally appointed masons from Harper and Allan Masonry Ltd did all of the removal works, and four volunteers helped to collect all of the concrete off the floor

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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

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Boleskine House Cleared and Ready to Go

{“type”:”block”,”srcClientIds”:[“f6b09be2-4e5b-418b-b52c-b3fc43532b45″],”srcRootClientId”:””}Despite the lockdown in the United Kingdom, chairman Keith Readdy was 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

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Fundraising Manager Sought

The Boleskine House Foundation SCIO is Scottish charitable incorporated organisation and we are seeking a Trustee on a volunteer basis to assist us with fundraising and managing the finances of the charity. Under the constitution for the charity all positions are on a volunteer basis with out of pocket expenses covered by way of reimbursement.

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