Plans to continue the conservation of a historic Inner Hebridean house have been approved and are likely to start next year.
Two years ago the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) embarked on a phased programme of conservation for Canna House, starting with fixing water ingress to the 140-year-old listed building.
The water coming in from the roof and windows and pooling in the founds has caused considerable damage over the years.
Project architects LDN say Canna House is structurally sound ‘but exhibits some signs of distress’.
The next phase in the conservation programme is to tackle rot in some of the floors and parts of the roof, replacing joists and guttering.
A programme to replace all the windows will continue; more power sockets and data points will be added and a comprehensive fire detection system installed.
The conservation work will include redecoration to restore the interior of the house to a standard which will permit public access once again.
The building has considerable history, particularly a 70-year period from 1938 when it was occupied by historian and folklorist John Lorne Campbell and his wife, Gaelic song collector Margaret Faye Shaw.
A National Trust for Scotland spokeswoman said: “We’re pleased that the work on Canna House is a step closer.
“This project will carry out a range of repairs to the house to ensure that it is in good condition and its important interiors and collections are protected for future generations.
“The project timeline has been impacted by the current coronavirus emergency and it now looks likely it will take place next year.”