Hollywood star returns to her Midlothian roots

Louise Linton
Louise Linton

The glitz of Hollywood may be a far cry from Midlothian, but actress Louise Linton still treasures her memories of growing up at Melville Castle.

Returning home to visit her family, who now run the historic building as a hotel, the 28-year-old told the Advertiser: “I spent much of my childhood here and have experienced so many important turning points in my life.

“My family spent Christmases and New Years at the castle – holidays and all kinds of things.

“It’s close to my heart and is also a central architectural piece in this area.

“It’s a privilege to be connected to it, and I’m still in touch with friends who grew up in the area.”

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