The Boleskine House Foundation made this announcement on its FB feed:
“MAJOR DISCOVERY. An image of Boleskine House from 1876 has been uncovered by the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. This is the oldest known photograph of Boleskine to exist and is a significant discovery for this important B-listed building. It was owned by Archibald T.F. Fraser of Abertarff during this time and then went on to be purchased by Aleister Crowley 23 years later.”
And here’s the latest update regarding the Foundation’s restoration of Boleskine House:
“EXCITING NEWS! We have now completed the design of the “wind and watertight” phase of the works to Boleskine House and have applied for a building warrant to roof the structure.
“Our designs include rebuilding room 1 (which was dismantled to ground level), full construction detailing, surface water drainage design, foul drainage design, floor slab and damp proofing design and detailing, external wall harl specification, load bearing partitions design and setting out, roof design and detailing – structure, slating, rooflights, including eaves, ridge, valley, flat roof, parapet, and dormer details.
“We are finally poised ready to undertake the next step forward to restore this iconic building! What an adventure it has been and we have a busy year ahead now to progress with our work.”
The Foundation, no doubt, would appreciate any donations you might care to make to support their work.