TV’s Kirsty voices fears about Mavisbank House

Mavisbank House, Loanhead, Midlothian''Mavisbank House is a hidden gem, tucked away between the Midlothian communities of Loanhead, Bonnyrigg, Lasswade and Dalkeith and is architecturally renowned as one of the country's earliest neo-classic houses as well as the very first Palladian villa to be built in Scotland.'Although Mavisbank is now in a derelict condition, and its once beautiful designed landscape is neglected and overgrown, the beauty, history and European significance of this 'A listed building make it worth fighting for, as potentially one of Edinburgh and the Lothians' most beautiful landmarks.

Mavisbank House, Loanhead, Midlothian''Mavisbank House is a hidden gem, tucked away between the Midlothian communities of Loanhead, Bonnyrigg, Lasswade and Dalkeith and is architecturally renowned as one of the country's earliest neo-classic houses as well as the very first Palladian villa to be built in Scotland.'Although Mavisbank is now in a derelict condition, and its once beautiful designed landscape is neglected and overgrown, the beauty, history and European significance of this 'A listed building make it worth fighting for, as potentially one of Edinburgh and the Lothians' most beautiful landmarks.

Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark has said she would be devastated if Loanhead’s historic Mavisbank House had to be demolished.

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