The Maxwell at Glenlair Trust

Fishing the Glenlair Beat on The Urr

Glenlair Beat Map

The Glenlair Beat stretches from Torr Knowe to the Glenlair Burn on the right bank looking downstream – a distance of almost a mile. There are some 8 pools scattered along its length interspersed with deep rock pools and fast runs. It is best fished with a short rod of no more than 9′ as …

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Future Restoration Plans

Apart from the replacement of one internal lintel in a lounge window and further stabilisation work on the end wall of the original (1842) house built by James’s father John Clerk Maxwell, there are no plans for additional restorative work at this time. The maintenance programme will include repair of wall heads and the like …

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Glenlair House Restoration

Structural Damage

The first point that needs to be made is that the Trust has no plans for restoration of Glenlair House. The structural damage inflicted by the fire in 1929, aggravated by the ravages of time and weather, is such that any restoration would involve in all probability a total clearance followed by a complete rebuild. …

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How you can help

Fishing at Glenlair

To assist with the cost of maintaining the visitor centre and structure of Glenlair House (the home of James Clerk Maxwell) you can help by the various methods below: If you would like to make a donation please click here Alternatively please contact us to arrange alternative methods donations@glenlair.org.uk All donations will be gratefully received. …

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The Maxwell at Glenlair Trust

Portrait of James Clerk Maxwell

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC030868 A Charitable Trust has been established to conserve and preserve for the benefit of the public Glenlair House, the family home of James Clerk Maxwell. The initial aim of the Trust was to put in hand works to stabilise the building known as Glenlair House, thereby guaranteeing as far as …

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