A restored building on Unst is now worth more than 240,000 times more than when Trust bought it! Belmont House Trust bought a crumbling, dilapidated mansion on Unst way back in the mid-1990s, and paid just £5 to take it on.
One of their first calls was to AHF, and we were able to support them with a small grant of £5,500 in 1998 to get the ball rolling, and later also with two loan offers.
The building was fully restored by the Trust over a period of over fifteen years, and now offers a magical venue for holidays, weddings and events of all sorts.
Thanks to their efforts and management, a building once sold for a fiver now has recently been valued at £1.2M.
More details in this recent feature article in the Daily Mail
Find out more about the project and building at www.belmontunst.co.uk