A LEGAL move is being made to save an endangered historic building in Midlothian.
Midlothian Council is ready to step in to protect Mavisbank House, an A-Listed mansion regarded as one of the nation’s architectural gems.
The council agreed in principle last week to use its compulsory purchase powers to acquire legal title to the house, which lies in the valley of the River North Esk between Bonnyrigg and Loanhead.
If this takes place, ownership of the property would transfer immediately to the Mavisbank Trust, a subsidiary company of the Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust.
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