Work started to day on the next project to rebuild Glenlair House. This time it is planned to completely restore the original part of the house originally built by Professor Maxwell’s father,Â John in 1831 using Walter Newall as his architect. This was the section most severely damaged by the fire in 1929 and consequently the part requiring most work.
It is hoped to complete the project within a year, but this unfortunately means that no visitors can be accepted whilst work is in hand for Health and Safety reasons. I will do my best to keep followers of this site updated with progress reports so that you can plan your visit next year to see Glenlair House very much as it must have looked when James Clerk Maxwell was alive!