In 2002, a Feasibility Study and Economic Market Analysis were commissioned by the Edinburgh Green Belt Trust and funded by the Architectural Heritage Fund and Midlothian Council. A subsequent application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a Project Planning Grant in 2005 enabled a Conservation Plan and associated consultants’ and specialist reports to be prepared.  At the same time, a local community consultation was carried out, through workshops, leaflet drops to local households and drop-in events.  The consultation demonstrated widespread support for the Trust's proposals at that stage.



The exterior of the House will be repaired and restored to its original appearance. The interior of the House will be reinstated to an 18th century interior.