National Trust: Conservation charity reopens famous ‘Outlander’ site at Preston Mill

The charity has announced a £28 million loss of essential income due to coronavirus
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Preston Mill, famously seen in the hit TV series Outlander, is reopening after being closed during lockdown.

The historic mill can be found in East Lothian, near the village of East Linton.

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Conservation charity reopens famous ‘Outlander’ site at Preston MillConservation charity reopens famous ‘Outlander’ site at Preston Mill
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People visiting the site, that is run by the National Trust for Scotland, will have to book ahead of time, and visitor numbers will be limited in order to allow physical distancing.

Tours of the mill will still be running, with a maximum of six people per tour.

Phil Long OBE, the new Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland said: “Many of our gardens and estates have been open since the start of July and it’s fantastic that we’re now able to reopen more of our brilliant visitor centres, including Preston Mill.

“With the threat of Covid-19 still very much at the forefront of our opening strategy, our teams have worked extremely hard to make the necessary adjustments at properties to keep visitors and staff safe. We ask anyone visiting to please stick to the latest guidance on hand hygiene and social distancing.

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“It’s a late start to the summer holidays for many, but we’re really looking forward to welcoming back visitors of all ages. We hope to be making further announcements on our built places reopening as soon as we are able to open them safely and would like to thank all our members and donors who have continued to support us during this crisis.”

The National Trust for Scotland announced that they have suffered a £28 million loss in essential income, and have been running a Save Our Scotland appeal to raise £2.5 million to help the Trust continue its work.

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