Old exchange building to be Corn again

Inside Dalkeith Corn Exchange
Inside Dalkeith Corn Exchange

Work to bring back to life one of Midlothian’s most historically significant buildings, the Dalkeith Corn Exchange, has begun.

The launch of Melville Housing Association’s project marked the start of a week long exhibition at Dalkeith Library of the latest plans for the Grade A listed building.

The £3.8 million restoration project is being made possible thanks to grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland in addition to Melville’s contribution.

The building’s community use will include a new Dalkeith Museum, managed by the Dalkeith History Society, while the reception area of Melville’s new office will will include a permanent exhibition of the history of the Corn Exchange.

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