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The house in Dumfries that inspired the writer JM Barrie to dream up the Peter Pan story will be transformed into a centre for children's literature.
Building contractors employed by the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust are due to start work on January 21st.
Phase one should take about 9 months to complete and will involve putting a new roof on the house, repairing external walls and replacing defective walls, floors and ceilings inside.
The Trust said that the work would result in a wind and watertight structure.
Work on the next phase of its development as a national centre for children’s literature can then begin.
The initial work will cost around £0.75 million and is being funded by Historic Scotland, the Garfield Weston Foundation, William Grant and Sons, family trusts and private donations.