The cupola in the Town House is being completely restored during redevelopment as part of the Faithlie Centre.

Here’s a rare view of the inside before work starts.

The lead-work is being completely replaced – the lower sheets will hang on the frame which you can see from below.

For the avoidance of doubt, there’s nothing structurally wrong with these timbers. This is what 150-year old wood looks like. Feast your eyes – hopefully they’ll be covered over again for a long time!