Please allow us to extend our welcome and ensure you understand our house rules for visitors and hear our important health and safety message.
This remarkable estate has a rich cultural and historical heritage, and has been associated with some fascinating and enigmatic figures. Built in the late 18th century, Boleskine House has been the home to many interesting stories, some spooky, some quirky, and some just plain strange! Today, Boleskine House is a popular destination for those interested in Scottish history, culture, and the supernatural. On this tour, we’ll explore the rich and fascinating history of this remarkable property, and delve into the stories of some of the most famous individuals associated with Boleskine House.
But before we get started, we want to cover some basic information so that you can enjoy your stay and be safe. So please bear with Keith for a few moments to go over an important health and safety induction as well as some basic house rules for visiting the Boleskine grounds.
As you may have already guessed, we’re very busy restoring Boleskine House at the moment, which means that the immediate grounds are more or less a construction site. We therefore do not allow any unauthorized personnel inside the house or within the courtyard (which is demarcated by fencing) at any time. Furthermore, we ask that you remain at least 3 meters away from the scaffolding around the building at all times. Entry into the outbuildings on the site is also not allowed. Aside from these points, we welcome visitors to explore any part of the estate and enjoy the parameter of the house.
Please be sure to be alert for any hazards you may expect to find on a busy construction site, including moving vehicles, machinery noise, and falling objects from contractors working on the scaffold (hence why you should always remain 3 meters away). Please pay attention to warning signage and follow any instructions from one of our site managers if requested by them.
There will be various types of machinery and equipment in use on the site, such as excavators, cranes, and drills. Again, please remain at least 3 meters away from any machinery or equipment at all times. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while on the site. We ask that you keep children under close supervision and do not allow them to play on or near any machinery or equipment or inside the courtyard of Boleskine House. In case of an emergency, please find a site manager or contractor on site. There are emergency assembly points on the site marked by a green “Fire Assembly” sign. Please familiarize yourself with their location. In an emergency, first aid can be accessed inside the metal welfare cabin near the toilet facilities. If you require any medical attention, please inform a site manager or designated personnel immediately and in an emergency dial 999.
Smoking is not permitted on the site, and the use of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited. If you are found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be asked to leave the site immediately.
We recommend long sleeve clothing and hefty footwear while walking around, and please watch where you walk. The ground is pretty rugged Highland terrain, and there are many trip hazards, including tree stumps, logs, rocks, fallen branches, or even some of our wires, electrical leads and pipes connecting our services.
You will find chemical toilet facilities near the tarmaced area, which you are free to use during your visit.
Lastly, any photography or video for personal use is permitted, however any recorded media intended such as photography, film, and drone flying for publication, be it for film or online blogging is strictly prohibited without the express consent by the board of trustees.
We ask for each visitor to kindly respect our rules, not only for your safety, but help us ensure a bright future for Boleskine as well. We are a non-profit organization, and our success in making Boleskine a great place for generations to come depends on your cooperation.