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Refurbishment Case Study 22

Downie’s Cottage, Braemar

This case study describes works to a small vernacular building in a rural location close to the town of Braemar. The building had been unoccupied since the 1930s, and due to a modern plantation of Douglas fir and Spruce, had been largely hidden. A change of ownership in recent years resulted in a plan to refurbish the cottage for holiday accommodation. During this process the almost unique nature of its survival and the importance of the building was recognised.

  • Audiences

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    14 December 2016

  • Publisher

    Historic Environment Scotland

  • Publication Types

    Technical, Advice & Guidance, Case Study, Refurbishment Case Studies

  • Format(s)

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