- Only 9 places remain for our privileged visit to Marchmont House on 2nd August.
Reserve your place by emailing
to confirm attendance. (Send a cheque for £20 a head payable to the project to secure your place.)
Something ‘bubbly’ will be available on arrival, followed by both the ‘Tale of Marchmont’ and a tour & talk about the recent restoration.
Starting at 6-30, it will last about 2 hours. places are limited to a maximum of 32. places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Email
to book or for more details.
The Tale of “Sir Patrick Hume: A Tale of the House of Marchmont” was written by Wilson. It relates the story of Sir Patrick Hume in 1665, and the trials of those days. You must come along, or read the story, to find out how it ends!
Marchmont House details are here The interior at Marchmont is arguably one of the finest in Scotland, and the house retains many of its original features, including the magnificent George II period plasterwork by Thomas Clayton, the pre-eminent plasterer of the time.
In 1914 the then owner Robert Finnie McEwen commissioned Sir Robert Lorimer to enlarge the house.
One hundred years on, and the house has just undergone a thorough and sensitive three-year restoration which was described by Country Life magazine as ‘outstanding’.