Restoration and Refurbishment faqs
The restoration of all structures beyond the castle is very important to us. The following
structures have been surveyed and plans are in development, if not already executed, to restore
to their original form: Kennel Ruins, The Fort, Newhall Bridge, Chinese Bridge, Apollo’s Temple,
Dairy Brye, The Dairy, Stone Urn, Maxwell’s Temple, Star Badery, The Icehouse, The Ramparts,
The Ha Ha, Main Gate and Lodge, Kenmore Gate, The Breadalbane Wall, Estate Bridges, and The
Preserving the history of the Estate we hold to high accord. All at-risk buildings on the Scottish
Register have plans for restoration.
Castle Restoration generally. Plaster, decoration, waterproofing, rot treatment and preservation.
Extensive repairs to the stained glass running into in excess of £500K and counting. Cleaning of all historic paintings to ceilings and repairs to gold leaf ceiling. Extensive repairs and stone cleaning to the external fabric of the castle. Surveys to establish the correct stone to use on the castle – resulting in the importation of stone from a quarry in the West Coast of Scotland around 90 miles distant. Works are in excess of £1M.
The replacement of the Castle sewage treatment works. This results in the removal of very poor-quality effluent being discharged into the River Tay – and significant enhancement of the quality of the river results. This is a great story given the significant poor press that Water Companies have in the UK at the moment. See here.
Extensive roof, wall and window repairs to the East Wing to avoid any more damage to the fabric – carried out ahead of an extensive project to bring the East Wing back to a positive use after 60 years of abandonment.