About the Trust

The Mavisbank Trust is a single building preservation trust formed in 2002 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust (formerly the Edinburgh Green Belt Trust).

The Mavisbank Trust was established to preserve, for the benefit of the people of Scotland, the property known as Mavisbank House at Loanhead, Midlothian together with the designed landscape and policies. It is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status.


The ownership of the House has long been the subject of debate and has been the stumbling block to all previous attempts to undertake a project at Mavisbank. There is now a clear indication that the House does not have a legal owner.