HC Deb 18 November 1986 vol 105 c153W
Mr. Fairbairn

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what public funds have been spent on Balvaird castle, Glenfarg; in whose ownership the building is; and what use is proposed for it.

Mr. Ancram

Balvaird castle, which is owned by the Earl of Mansfield, came into the guardianship of the Secretary of State in 1974. Since then a total of £1.1 million has been spent on a programme of works to restore it to a condition in which it could safety be opened to the public. It is proposed in due course to do so on the same basis as other monuments.