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Trustees of Loch Ness mansion house launch fresh appeal after attempted break in causes damage


By Louise Glen

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Boleskine House damage after break in.
Boleskine House damage after break in.

Boleskine House Foundation trustees have launch fresh appeal to fund security cameras after attempted break overnight on Tuesday caused damage to a door and wall.

An attempted break in to the Loch Ness mansion house was discovered on Wednesday morning by contractors. Trustee Keith Readdy said it was probably an attempt to find out if there was anything to steal.

Render removed from Boleskine House.
Render removed from Boleskine House.

The incident has been reported to police.

Boleskine House is currently undergoing a major refurbishment to open it as a visitor attraction in 2021.

The former home of guitarist Jimmy Page and occultist Alister Crowley, was damaged in the attempt.

Boleskine House damage after break in.
Boleskine House damage after break in.

Mr Readdy said: "Our contractor on site reported what he believed to be some elements on the estate being tampered with early Wednesday morning. We have reported the matter to the police and we await further investigation of our CCTV before we can comment fully.

"In the meantime, we have appealed for public support to help us further increase our security on site, which has been very positive. People want to see Boleskine House saved for the future!"

He added: "Our initial impression is that nothing was stolen, and this was perhaps a case of someone snooping around to see if there was anything to steal.

Boleskine House damage after break in.
Boleskine House damage after break in.

"With the threat of heritage crime and vandalism along with the fact that we are currently a construction site, Boleskine House Foundation has increased its security measures with new barbed wire fencing and we have installed a number of cameras that are hidden around the estate so that anyone entering the property is recorded regardless of the direction from which they approach the estate.

"We have people on site at all times and the cameras serve to extend their field of vision at any given time."

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