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Full Report: Restoration completed on iconic Borders landmark

It may be a well-known structure in the Borders which has been standing since the 19th century, but in recent years Fatlips Castle has fallen into disrepair.

Following a £200,000 restoration project, the best named building in the Borders is once again open to visitors.

Jenny Longden has been to see it - watch her full report below.


Iconic Borders structure restored to former glory

Restoration work has finished on one of the most iconic structures in the Scottish Borders.

Fatlips Castle is a famous local landmark and has been saved, following a restoration project costing £200,000.

The work was coordinated by Tweed Forum, who are a charitable trust specialising in conserving the natural, built and cultural heritage of the Tweed area.

The funding for the project was received from Historic Scotland, Scottish Borders Council, Landfill Community Fund and the Elliots of Minto.

'We are delighted to say that the extensive consolidation and restoration works to the castle are now finished.

"This is the culmination of many years of work to build a funding package and appoint a team to carry out the restoration.

"None of this would have been possible without the support of the Elliots of Minto, Historic Scotland, Scottish Borders Council and the Landfill Community Fund."

– Luke Comins, Director, Tweed Forum