About The Restoration Of Duart Castle
by Sir Lachlan Maclean, 28th chief of Clan Maclean
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Clan Maclean Congress at the International Gathering in 2012 gave its unanimous support to help me raise funds
to repair Duart Castle to make it watertight. I am very pleased to report that the Appeal, launched in 2014,
has raised or had pledged £625,000 in March 2019. I remain overwhelmed and very grateful to those donors for
their strong support. However, more funds need to be raised.
Since 2014 the first four phases of the restoration at a cost of £1.01 million have been completed. Historic
Environment Scotland (HES) contributed approximately £470,000 to this work, while the Appeal and my
family each provided £270,000.
The plan for Phases 5, 6 & 7 has been revised with an estimated cost of £1.2 million. HES is to contribute
approximately £0.4 million with the expectation that this work will be completed by June 2021. Contributions
to the £250,000 cost of Phase 5 were: Appeal £100,000, family £50,000 and HES £100,000. Phase 5 was completed
in April 2019 and now Phase 6 at a cost of £487,000 is underway. To fully fund Phase 6 the Appeal is targeting
to raise £70,000 this year. The final scope of the £480,000 Phase 7 which is scheduled to start in 2020 will
depend on available funding.
Thank you for your ongoing support.