Loanhead mansion’s future in jeopardy

Mavisbank House.

Mavisbank House.

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PLANS to revitalise an historic Midlothian building have received a major funding setback.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has turned down the Mavisbank Trust’s bid for £3.5 million to help save the crumbling mansion near Loanhead.

The funding blow will force trustees to re-think their £5 million plans to save the building’s vulnerable facade and create facilities for private and community use.

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