The History of Leith

July 1, 2007

Working on a plan to put this house in order

THIS month, the New York based World Monuments Fund placed Mavisbank in Midlothian on its Watch List of the hundred most endangered heritage sites in the world. Despite having featured in the final of the first round of BBC2’s Restoration programme, Mavisbank remains one of Edinburgh and Midlothian’s best-kept secrets.

Scotland’s most beautiful and potent Georgian house, completed in 1724, lies in its own grounds of some 70 acres on the banks of the North Esk, between Loanhead and Lasswade, waiting like a Sleeping Beauty to be revived with a kiss. for more click here

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