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The Friends & Patrons of Gunsgreen House

Gunsgreen House is a Grade A listed building of unique importance to the town of Eyemouth. As a structure it is of considerable significance not only in the history of Scottish Architecture, where it stands as a monument to the skill of John Adam and his craftsmen, but also as a powerful symbol of an age and a way of life when struggles between the government, represented by its excise officers, and the local community of fishermen and smugglers was endemic in this part of Scotland.

The Friends and Patrons of Gunsgreen House were set up to engage interested people in actively supporting the House. The Friends' as a group have been enormously influential throughout the fundraising and restoration period. Without the generosity, enthusiasm and expertise of the Friends, much that is known about the house and much of what you see when you visit would not have been achieved. As we move into a new era of change and development at Gunsgreen House, the support and activity of our members is more critical than ever.

It costs just £10 (£20 family) to join our growing band of Friends. You can join up now by following the link on this page.

Benefits for Friends : As a Friend, you will receive the Friends' Newsletter, with current information about our progress and ways to become involved. You will be personally invited to an Annual Event with free or reduced price ticket.  There will also be opportunities to become a guide or a volunteer for group activities.

Those who wish to make a more substantial commitment to the organisation are invited to join as Patrons. Patrons are asked to contribute at least £100 per year.

Benefits for Patrons : All the benefits of being a Friend, plus an invitation to offer your specialist skills to join small working groups exploring specific long-term developments for Gunsgreen House. Patrons will deal directly with the Chair of the Trustees.