The manager of The House of Dun says there “exciting times” ahead for the Montrose stately home in 2015.
In the New Year, the house will have a resurfaced driveway, a freshly refurbished tearoom and new visitor reception.
John McKenna said: “We are having a new driveway laid at the beginning of the year to finally put to bed the problems with the gravel driveway.
“Inside the main house changes are afoot or as I call it making history - the house has been on a journey for the last couple of years, we have slowly but surely represented many rooms to their former glory, the house as it stood was ‘dressed’ for the Georgian period in most rooms but this of course was not true to the way the family presented their home.
“This year the grand saloon will be the centre of attention with the installation of full length pier glass mirrors, the relocation of china cabinets and of course the china itself.
“Upstairs the final touches are being made for the introduction of no less than a Gillies painting! In the upstairs library surrounded of course by a superb collection of Scottish colourists.
“How about hot off the press The V&A Design in Motion to the House of Dun? The exhibition celebrates the role that heritage plays in influencing contemporary designers, dates and times to be advised.
“Our newly refurbished tearoom will officially open for the 2015 season, aptly named Erskine’s in honour of the family who donated the house and estate to the trust, the tearoom will offer good honest wholesome fare with Barista quality coffee.
“Sitting adjacent this will be our new visitor reception, probably the most unusual reception you will ever see, we have stripped the room back to reveal the original stables and horse boxes, we will of course tell the story of this room and its most famous resident ‘Timekeeper’. The reception will offer information about the main house upcoming events and of course a wide range of gifts and souvenirs.
“Of course the year wont be complete without the many events held at Dun from Easter egg hunts,Shakespeare productions and of course the famous Santa weekend.
“So in all a busy year with many changes, so why not come along and see for yourself or watch the Montrose Review for updates.”