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MetiNews.Com - Almost £500,000 is to be spent on the repairs to Hamilton Mausoleum.
Breaking News ! Work is now underway to repair the roof of one of South Lanarkshire’s most significant cultural landmarks. Almost £500,000 is to be spent on the repairs to Hamilton Mausoleum, one of the town’s most famous buildings. Scaffolding has been erected (Image: Hamilton Advertiser) Following a successful campaign from the Hamilton Advertiser and the Hamilton Mausoleum Trust – who urged the local authority to take action and stop the deterioration of the building – South Lanarkshire Council pledged to invest thousands into repairing the iconic building. Hamilton Advertiser editor Bob Mitchell, right, with Bob Reid, who set up a Trust to save and maintain Hamilton Mausoleum (Image: Hamilton Advertiser) The cash will see the lead and guttering on the flat roofs and the dome replaced, as they are showing water ingress. A spokesperson for the Trust said: The Hamilton Mausoleum Trust members are delighted and thank the council for commissioning the repair work to the building.” The trust continues to attract attention and members are still joining from all over the world. Repair work is badly needed (Image: Bob Reid) Built in the grounds of the now-demolished Hamilton Palace, the dome-shaped building was built as a tomb and monument to Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, nicknamed ‘El Magnifico’, but was incomplete at the time of his death in 1852.
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David Booth, General Manager South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, said: “We are delighted the council has committed significant funding for the preservation of Hamilton Mausoleum as a cultural treasure for both the local community and the whole country.” Head of Facilities, Waste and Grounds Services, Alistair McKinnon, said: “This allocation will allow the replacement of the lead and guttering on both the flat roofs and dome at Hamilton Mausoleum, which are currently showing signs of water ingress.”
An image proclaiming 'Save Me' was projected on to the building
In addition to being a popular visitor attraction the Mausoleum also provides a unique venue that in recent years has hosted modern and classical music performances, art installations and even the recording of a suite of classical music specifically composed for its unique acoustics. Due to measures introduced in response to Covid-19 the Mausoleum tour programme is currently suspended and will re-commence on completion of the works in at the end of the summer. *Don't miss the latest headlines from around Lanarkshire. Sign up to our newsletters here.
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