HELENSBURGH’S historic Hill House will soon be open for business — despite the erection of a box over the building.
The Charles Rennie Mackintosh mansion in Upper Colquhoun Street is undergoing phase one of a pioneering conservation programme.
The ‘Box’ is a protective steel frame structure covered in chainmail mesh with walkways around the roof and over the house, allowing people to see the house like never before.
This Saturday (March 23) and on Saturday April 6 from 10am to noon a Community Hub will be open on the bottom lawn with access at the corner of Kennedy Drive.
This will enable members of the public to find out about the project from both the National Trust for Scotland staff and Robertsons Construction.
A new visitor centre is being built, and it is anticipated that the Hill House will be open to the public again in April, when all the furniture which is currently removed will have been put back in place.
Before planning any visit, the National Trust for Scotland website should be checked for confirmation that it is actually open – https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/the-hill-house/planning-your-visit