The latest news from the staff of Dunollie and the 1745 House:
“It’s all go with renovations at Dunollie. We’re developing at high speed with our new scullery complete and work on going on the Loom Room and the Old Drapers Shop. The shop is due to open on Sunday (so long as everything arrives on time!). We have new paths to the Castle and to the Willow Garden and the site is busy with happy visitors. We’ve a few new staff and generally the growth plan is going ‘according to plan’.
Now that Phase 1 of the Castle consolidation project is completed, we need to get on with the fund-raising for Phase II.
Although costs have not been confirmed yet, we are expecting the cost of Phase II to be at least £150,000 – we have secured £50,000 from Historic Scotland leaving a whopping £100,000 for us to raise before next March (2015).
I am very keen to engage our local community with this fund-raising effort to give a sense of identity and ownership of the castle which sits over them…”