Local MSP Colin Beattie has expressed his disappointment as Mavisbank House is turned down for funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The application was shortlisted with 12 projects from across the UK competing for a share of £50 million and aimed to support the Save Mavisbank project to redevelop Mavisbank House led by Historic Environment Scotland in partnership with the Landmark Trust.
Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, commented:
“I am disappointed at the news that the application has been turned down for funding. The Trust submitted a high-quality application and again our heritage sides in Midlothian have been overlooked.
“I recognise the transformational change this project will have on the image of the area and the benefits it would being to Midlothian overall. I fully support the work being done to develop and preserve this fantastic site.
“I plan to meet with Historic Environment Scotland to discuss the way forward for the project.”