Repairs to Rothesay’s Mansion House well under way

The historic Mansion House in the centre of Rothesay is currently undergoing major repairs.
The historic Mansion House in the centre of Rothesay is currently undergoing major repairs.

Repairs to a historic house in the centre of Rothesay should be finished by November.

The Mount Stuart Trust recently commissioned an extensive refurbishment programme on the Mansion House in the High Street.

A spokesperson said: “The work, which is valued at nearly £0.5 million, will restore the fabric of this important historic building in the centre of Rothesay and reinstate its original lime render finish.

“Roof timbers and structures, which are fairly unique to this building, will be replaced on a like for like basis and we will be reinstating a large previously demolished chimney stack at the rear of the property to its original profile.”

The Mansion House was built in the early 17th century, and was home to the Crichton-Stuart family until 1719, when the new family seat at Mount Stuart was completed.

More recently, it was home to the Bute Estate office until that, too, was moved to Mount Stuart.