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Monday, 14 March 2011

New lease of life for Acheson House

Acheson House, Canongate

Great to hear that Acheson House is getting funding to do it up.  A bit sad to see the story in the local news paper tonight is "brothel to be turned into a museum" Acheson House has had a long history dating back to 1633 commissioned in 1633 by Sir Archibald Acheson, Charles I’s secretary of state for Scotland.

Acheson House was restored in 1937 for the 4th Marquess of Bute by Robert Hurd. You'll find Acheson House next to Huntly House, which is the HQ of the Scottish Craft Centre.

The inscription above the Canongate entrance reads -

‘O Lord in thee is all my traist’,
Read the Evening News article here 

Sadly Acheson House despite being renovated in the 20th Century is now on the Building At Risk register 

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