Volunteer power at Dun

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WORKERS carrying out vital conservation work at the House of Dun got a helping hand earlier this week when snow threatened to put the spanner in the works.

Contractors on their way to the historic courtyard at the Georgian house became stuck in the driveway and had to be freed by Dutch volunteer Stefan Dille’s four-wheel drive vehicle.

Property manager John McKenna said: “If it wasn’t for Stefan’s help, our workmen would really have been stuck. Luckily they made it through and have been able to carry on with the important conservation work at the House of Dun.”

Teams of specialists will work throughout the winter to carry out an extensive programme of maintenance on the magnificent Georgian property.

This will include extensive work on the courtyard including repairs to the roof, stonework, windows and worn out doors.

The entire courtyard will then be decorated to preserve the work undertaken.