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OPEN WEEKENDS

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The Open Weekend dates for the remainder of 2019 have been announced. The track up to the Mausoleum will be open for vehicles from 10am until 4pm on each of the following days:

Sunday 4th August - Monday 5th August

Saturday 28th September - Sunday 29th September

A Guide will be...

A GRAND OPENING

Monday, 8 July 2019

The restoration of one of the most significant hilltop monuments in the Scottish Borders -– the Monteath Douglas Mausoleum, near Ancrum – has been completed following a £128,000 funding injection and the heroic efforts of a group of local volunteers. Almost five years of campaigning and fundraising by the Friends...

TOWARDS COMPLETION

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Resplendent in winter sunshine, the mausoleum is nearing the final stages of restoration with only some minor works to be completed in the Spring.

Fine autumn weather allowed rapid progress on site, with the glazed stars in the roof being replaced (all 48 of them), the walls made watertight and new...

THE WORK BEGINS

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Temporarily looking more like a Chinese pagoda than a Victorian mausoleum, the restoration work on the Monteath Douglas Mausoleum has finally begun.

The main contractor for the restoration work will be Sandy McLean and Company of Greenlaw in the Scottish Borders. The works tender was put out to four...

CHERRY PICKING TIME

Sunday, 10 June 2018

On a grey morning in late May, the first glimpse of the restoration project could be seen on the ridge at Gersit Law. A mobile access tower (or as everyone calls them “a cherry picker”) was hauled by tractor up the new road to the mausoleum. Our Works Manager Ernie Smail had arranged to hire this monster with...

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