Rebirth for historic home

By Alison Campsie

Published: 22/01/2014

The historic home of the man credited with founding modern Japan is to be saved for Aberdeen, with plans to make it a temple of good economic relations between Scotland and the Land of the Rising Sun.

Thomas Blake Glover House on Balgownie Road, Bridge of Don, has been empty for two years with the fine detached building and ample grounds decaying over time.

Once the family home of Glover, who founded the Mitsubishi business empire after arriving in Japan in the 1850s, the property was used as a museum dedicated to his life’s work after it was gifted to trustees in 1994.

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