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Refurbishment Case Study 22

Downie’s Cottage, Braemar

Refurbishment Case Study 22

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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