Argyll Mausoleum


Alongside conservation architect Stephen Newsom, we were appointed in 2011, following a competitive tender process, by a charitable community trust intent not only on saving and securing the long term future of this remarkable structure, but on making it accessible to the public.

We have worked closely with the client, the congregation of the adjacent church, the local community and a host of other interested groups to establish the most suitable method of visitor introduction to this inaccessible building within sensitive environs.

Allied to the careful conservation of the Mausoleum itself, interpretation material relating to this Historic site is delivered along an upgraded route between a Scottish shingle clad orientation shelter in the lay-by and the Mausoleum. This is supplemented by additional accommodation sensitively introduced within the adjacent St Munn’s Parish Church, providing a low key and economically sustainable solution.

A £1M funding package, supported by various agencies including HLF, LEADER, Historic Scotland, Argyll and Bute Council and The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority has enabled this project to be realised.

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