Lews Castle made final of Great British Buildings Restoration of the Year

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LEWS castle in Stornoway made it through to the final of the Great British Buildings Restoration of the Year in the Victorian category, featuring on the Channel 4 programme after impressing judges with its Gothic-style restoration.
The castle fell into disrepair after sitting empty for decades, until Comhairle nan Eilean Siar led a £19.5 million regeneration project.
Travel and leisure company Natural Retreats has played a significant role in the project through a partnership with the comhairle.
The council received financial support from the National Lottery, Historic Environment Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise the Scottish Government, European Regional Development Fund and Bord na Gaidhlig.