Unique house opens doors

LOGIE Schoolhouse, near Montrose, will be one of the more unusual buildings taking part in this year’s Doors Open​ Days, which will run next month.

Dating from the 19th century, the schoolhouse is one of the most complete surviving examples in Scotland of a mudwall buildings and in the past it served a number of uses including as a school and a church.

It later fell into disrepair and was earmarked for demolition by Angus Council but, thanks to the intervention of a concerned neighbour, the authority realised its importance and developed a proposal to save it.

Council officers worked with the National Trust for Scotland who undertook the building’s restoration as part of its Little Houses Restoration Scheme. The building is now category A listed and lived in year-round.

The schoolhouse will be open to the public on Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September ,9 from 10am to 4pm and anyone who experiences difficultly finding their way there can contact 01674 832952 for directions.