Have we saved the Hill House? artwork
Love Scotland

Have we saved the Hill House?

  • S2E7
  • 31:40
  • January 7th 2022

Back in 2019 the National Trust for Scotland launched an unprecedented fundraising campaign to protect the Charles Rennie Mackintosh masterpiece, the Hill House, from the weather.

The result was the Box – a ground-breaking steel structure that was built to shelter Mackintosh’s architecture from the elements and allow time for conservators to come up with new ways to safeguard it for the future.

Two years on, Jackie Bird visits the Hill House. She meets the Trust’s Head of Building Conservation, Bryan Dickson, to hear how the Box, and the house it protects, have fared – and what comes next.

Find out more about the Hill House, and the history of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architecture at www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/the-hill-house

Also in this episode – Cameron hears about Brodie Castle’s mysterious and ancient Egyptian figures, as part of our regular slot, Hidden Secrets.

Love Scotland

Love Scotland is a podcast series from the National Trust for Scotland.

From coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness, the National Trust for Scotland cares for and protects some of Scotland's most significant places and spaces, allowing them to be enjoyed today while protecting them for future generations.

Hosted by former BBC Reporting Scotland anchor Jackie Bird, and featuring experts and enthusiasts from across the country, each episode delves deep into the detail of the Trust’s people and places to showcase how everything they do is for the love of Scotland. 

You can find out more about the National Trust for Scotland's work and how to support them at http://www.nts.org.uk.

Meet the Host

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Jackie Bird

    Scottish journalist and broadcaster, previously one of the lead presenters of Reporting Scotland (BBC Scotland News).