The Refurbishment of Downie's Cottage, Braemar.
This Refurbishment Case Study describes works to a small vernacular building in a
rural location close to the town of Braemar. The building had been unoccupied since
the 1930s, and due to a modern plantation of Douglas fir and Spruce, had been
largely hidden. A change of ownership in recent years resulted in a plan to refurbish
the cottage for holiday accommodation. During this process the almost unique
nature of its survival and the importance of the building was recognised by the client
and Historic Scotland1 was informed.