South Scotland

Greenlaw mansion conversion plans unveiled

Marchmont House Image copyright James Denham

Plans have been unveiled to convert a Scottish Borders mansion into a venue for corporate functions and parties.

The Thomas Gibson-designed Marchmont House, near Greenlaw, was a private residence for over 230 years.

It was sold in the 1980s to Sue Ryder Care, and remained a nursing home for 30 years before being sold back to a private owner.

Marchmont Farms Ltd have carried out extensive internal work and have now applied for a change of use.

It would allow 10 en-suite bedrooms and adjoining lounges to be let out for functions.

Scottish Borders Council will consider the application.